Devendra Banhart “Vision Version”

The Masses and dublab’s long-standing collaboration continues with the release of the newest Vision Version directed by June Zandona. This episode features acclaimed singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart performing three live acoustic songs amidst the surreal “Superba” exhibit at the JF Chen loft in Hollywood.

JF Chen has been a kind supporter of dublab in the past and we were thrilled to film in the wonderland he’s created, populated by blooming chandeliers, floating tree roots, futuristic meteoric sculptures, and furniture that looks like it just bounded into the warehouse from a primordial forest. This strange interior landscape (created by so many talented artisans) serves as the perfect backdrop for Devendra as he takes us from bluesy folk to a haunting Spanish ballad onto a stripped-down indie rock lament.

Shot in one whirlwind day with the generous help of our Masses friends and family, everything came together to create a beautiful performance that feels just as fleeting and ephemeral as time and light. The video premiered today on Portable, so be sure to check it out!