Traversing the stereo landscape of alternative R&B, Portland music-maker Dan Vidmar of Shy Girls, is back once again to enchant us - nearly two years after Salt and after setting up new roots in Los Angeles. "Hallelujah" is the first single from his upcoming project and with it, ethereal visuals directed by Vidmar himself - who also designed and built the set.
A tranquil song woven with gospel-influenced piano chords and lulled by a soft tempo of drums and modulated percussions, "Hallelujah" breaks the silence with grounded lyricism. Vidmar's soft yet strapping vocals is an alluring haze of atmospheric ambiance, grabbing at our hearts and minds with a sense of intimate urgency whilst alluding to the times of "when we break through the aimless recurring cycles of life and have moments of clarity."
Echoing this, the video is simple in nature, reflecting an Eden-like setting in which Vidmar dwells and is donning a pair of garden gloves. Perhaps a nod to being the gardener of your own tree of life - to take hold and nurture one's own future - "Hallelujah"'s angelic inflections understandably showcases a state of zen through its visuals, placing heavy emphasis on Vidmar's various states of actions.