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.”