Praything – “Soon Soon” (Official Video)
Last year Gainesville’s Praything released, Her Skin Caught the Glow, the second EP from the project. Its first track was featured on our own May 2012 Monthly Mixtape. But it was “Soon Soon” that became the first visual piece to the story behind the release. Frontman, Ju Kovacevich wrote me more on that story below, along with the 2nd track’s visual counterpart which falls in love with time-lapses of overcasts projected atop scenic landscapes fit for Ansel Adams’ dreams.
From Ju Kovacevich of Praything:
A few weeks ago, the person who inspired “Soon Soon” prematurely passed away. She was a mother and I wrote ‘Her Skin Caught The Glow’ about her daughter.
It was difficult to communicate with her in the few times I met her. The right side of her body was paralyzed. Her speech was limited to mostly yes’ and no’s. Yet she was always lively, funny, and sassy. She laughed and gossiped with her daughter. She always complained about the food they served at the nursing home. She loved Virginia Slims and McDonald’s Iced Coffee. Her love for her daughter always showed through in the conversations I had with her.
While her speech in dialogue was severely limited, she was able to sing full stanzas of songs from memory. The first time I met her, I was stunned to hear her sing a line or two of a love song she remembered. She lifted up her mobile arm and gracefully gestured toward the sky. Every word was sung beautifully. Every note was perfect.
With “Soon Soon”, I wanted to create a physical world that was timeless and unfamiliar. Slowing down the beautiful time lapses Brian shot made the clouds and light dance playfully. I saw new rhythms appear in the heavens. While not being religious myself, I wanted both the video and record to at least attempt to create a place of spiritual calm.
Dedicated to her and the limited time I had the pleasure of spending with her. May she find calm soon.
Her Skin Caught the Glow; self-released August 1st 2012.