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Indie88 Premiere: Autogramm share animated video for new track ‘Mantra’

Vancouver trio Autogramm are gearing up to release their sophomore album, No Rules, on April 16th via Nevado Records, and today they’ve previewed the collection with a video for their new track, “Mantra.”

“On our first tour to Mexico we flew in on a red eye flight then partied all night every night for a week,” Autogramm’ Jiffy Marx explains. “It was super fun but my internal clock never really adjusted – I’d be up until 3 or 4am every night and then waking up at 7am, which is when I usually get up at home. The lyrics for ‘Mantra’ are literally a mantra I made up to help to help clear my mind on those mornings when every part of me except my stupid brain knew that I needed more than 3 or 4 hours sleep!”

“Mantra” comes packed with catchy guitar riffs and a driven beat, as Marx delivers some captivating alt rock vocals. The accompanying Shayne Ehman-directed video follows a gritty, animated skateboarder making his way to the edge of a cliff, interspersed with clips of Marx singing along to the tune.

Watch the video for “Mantra” below.

“The members of Autogramm and I all have a relationship to skateboarding,” Ehman explains. “The lyrics of ‘Mantra’ describe a certain relationship to satori, meditation, focus/flow, repetition, mind/no mind, of being in the zone. Things which are felt when skateboarding is good yet are difficult if not impossible to describe using words. The song is a ‘mantra.’ A way of training to be prepared for flow when you need to flow.”

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