Dreamy guitar riffs, motorcycles, and bittersweet love.

Dreamy guitar riffs, motorcycles, and bittersweet love.

The sounds of Jakob Ogawa, a 19 year old indie rock musician hailing from Oslo, have been floating into the air waves of the indie music scene with 'You Might Be Sleeping' from his Bedroom Tapes EP.  With its dreamy vocals and distant guitar riffs it feels like you may be drifting in the cosmic wonderland with a significant other, or spending the Sunday silently lying in bed after a breakup.  In fact, the entire EP can be the perfect soundtrack to listen to after spending some quiet time with a lover or trying to get over someone.  

The music video of 'You Might Be Sleeping' is a collection of scenes of lovers on motorcycles pulled from various films hailing from Asia, all directed by icons of world cinema such as Wong Kar Wai, Hou Hsiao Hsien, and Tsai Ming-liang.  The scenes are a beautiful visual representation of Jakob's dreamy and spacious sound which are a combination of indie rock, shoe gaze, and vaporwave, with the distinct look of the Hong Kong and Taiwan cityscape and night lights.  


Directed by: Jakob Ogawa
Edited by: Anders Gjærde & Benjamin Schandy

Footage used in this clip, is from: 
Rebels Of The Neon God (1992), directed by Tsai Ming-liang
Fallen Angels (1995), directed by Kar-Wai Wong
Three Times (2005), directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Millennium Mambo (2001), directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien

 

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