Drawing on the personal and the spiritual...
Lando Chill

Lando Chill has always had a literary side to his work.

Aware of the power words can yield, the songwriter has always sculpted his songs to straddle the personal and the spiritual.

Reading Paulo Coelho book The Alchemist, though, he was struck by the power of the art, and this in turn fuelled his new album 'The Boy Who Spoke To The Wind'.

Languid electronics fused with lo-fi hip-hop elements, Lando's stylised musicality is matched to some of his most intricate lyricism yet.

Clash is able to premiere the video for 'Break Them Shackles', with director Malcolm Critcher referencing both Lando's work and The Alchemist itself.

He explains: "One thing that struck me about both The Alchemist and 'Boy Who Spoke To The Wind', was that each and every time I returned to them I took away something different. Great art functions as a mirror, allowing you to re-evaluate and reinterpret its meaning based on where you are in your own life."

A powerful clip, you can check it out below.

'The Boy Who Spoke To The Wind' is out now on Mello Music Group - LINK.

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