Earlier this summer, French electro-maven Joakim released “Heartbeats,” the newest single off his upcoming fifth album. Like much of what Joakim produces, “Heartbeats” is difficult to pin down stylistically. It’s something in between Kavinsky’s robotic slow burn and Air’s ambient electro. Either way, it’s wholly French.
The gritty, slow-paced minimalism of the track is matched by a video shot and edited by the Tigersushi Label boss himself. Using footage shot in Shanghai, Puerto Escondido, New York, Washington, Bogota, Venice, Zermatt and a few airplanes, the video is a mesmerizing and disjointed trip around the globe.
For those in NYC, Joakim will be supporting Todd Terje and Lindstrøm this Thursday at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple of all places. I’ll be there getting weird and if you want to join me, tickets are available here.
STREAM: “Joakim – Heartbeats”