29 Mar NYC Musician Lucy Kalantari’s ‘Art’ Video Celebrates the Beauty of Work in Progress
By Marisa Torrieri
Springtime ushers in feelings of creativity, with Earth pushing flowers into bloom, promising brighter, more colorful days. It’s my favorite time of year, even during a period of global turmoil. Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats’ new music video “Art” — from her 2021 What Kind of World? EP — captures that uplifting energy we all need, in a way that will resonate with viewers of all ages.
In ‘Art,’ Lucy’s voice is bright and airy, floating atop a pretty piano melody as the video takes the viewer on a journey, and drawings come to life. As artist 7-year-old Hannah Mayers sketches a home, pirate, rocket ship, and other familiar things with markers, the completed creations embark on their own storylines, through animated vignettes (created by Hannah’s dad Matt Mayers, the video’s director).
As Lucy sings, “we’re all works in progress” throughout, the video continues to mesmerize. Don’t be surprised if you want to watch it again and again.
As a companion to the video, Lucy has also created a worksheet for listeners to express themselves in response to the song’s message, and you can grab it here.