L.A. RECORD alums Brainstory are back with "Beautyful Beauti"—a title that recalls "A Wonderful Why," from their long-ago first EP. It's a gently dazed and dreamy song with Brainstory's characteristically agile instrumentation and powerfully confident boom-bap drums that set this down somewhere right between Arthur Lee and De La Soul." /> L.A. Record

VIDEO PREMIERE: BRAINSTORY “BEAUTYFUL BEAUTI”

September 16th, 2019 | News

L.A. RECORD alums Brainstory are back with “Beautyful Beauti”—a title that recalls “A Wonderful Why,” from their long-ago first EP. It’s a gently dazed and dreamy song with Brainstory’s characteristically agile instrumentation and powerfully confident boom-bap drums that set this down somewhere right between Arthur Lee and De La Soul. (That’s a California sound that traveled through a lot of time and space just to come back home.) The video directed by Big Crown’s Leon Michels and Danny Akalepse is simple, direct and clear—especially given the subject matter—and centers Brainstory in the warm bright light of the summer sun, which is where the band has always seemed most at home. Says Brainstory’s Kevin Martin:

“The ‘Beautyful Beauti’ video is a stoner adventure starring the Brainstory crew and friends. Like the song, it’s an homage to all things beautiful, and in this case, it’s blazing it with your homies and shooting farkle all night long til you can’t keep score! The video was shot in lovely Los Angeles by Sesse Lind and directed by none other than Danny Akalepse and Leon Michels. So, pack it, roll it, vape it, blaze it and enjoy.”

Their prior single “Mnemophobia” was a stand-out and this track from their coming Buck album—also for Big Crown—promises something truly lovely. Buck is out Nov. 15 on Big Crown and you can get it here, and keep up with Brainstory here. Full credits below!

Directed by Leon Michels & Danny Akalepse
Director of Photography : Sesse Lind
Edited by Leon Michels
Colorist : Sesse Lind

Starring:

Brian Edwards as Dumpy Gillespie
Rosie Rocha
Karina Ramirez
Austin Ford
Andrea Gutierrez
Jay Francisco
Timothy Lynch
Virginia Jauregui
Leticia Gomez