The slow ending of a relationship provided inspiration for ‘Rio Grande’, the latest single from electro-pop synth power duo, Buffalo Woman, aka Tim O’Donovan (Neosupervital , Bellx1) and playwright, performer, Neil Watkins.
Buffalo Woman frontman, Watkins (who in the former guise of Miss Heidi Konnt won AMI in 2006), has intertwined the Native American fable of Which Ever One You Feed (A Tale of Two Wolves) with an autobiographical account of a holiday that brought a relationship to a close. “The intensity of the landscape of New Mexico, the dry heat and a white water rafting adventure resulted in a headache from hell,” he says. “The song pays homage to a moment that began a long goodbye.”
Theatre Designer Jack Phelan directed the song’s cinematic video. “We wanted to be economic and elegant and represent the world of the song,” says Watkins. “It’s the story of a man coming out of the desert to find himself transformed for the better.”
Buffalo Woman’s album will be out later this year, in the meantime watch the ‘Rio Grande’ video below.
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