Thursday, October 25, 2007

New Mat Kearney Video Features "Pocahontas"

First off, it's nice to see a young lady of color in a music video where she isn't dressed scantily and shaking her butt alongside some rapper. It's even nicer to see Christian music artists showcase more diversity because the role of "pretty girl" could have easily been cast to someone with a little less melanin in her skin.

So who is Mat Kearney anyways? I'm glad you asked.

His acoustic rap/rock style was made popular by the Grey's Anatomy soundtrack, or so people say. I've never watched more than 10 minutes of the show but it supposedly features wicked cool music in pivotal emotional scenes. I first heard of Kearney before all that Grey's hype when I was hosting my radio show in college. Later on, I went to one of his live concerts and the guy's talent was...undeniable.

Anyhow, back to the point of this post, Q'Orianka Kilcher, who is best known for her role as Pocahontas in The New World, is in Kearney's video for his latest single called "Breathe In, Breathe Out". The song is simple yet touching and the video matches its tone.

Watch it and tell me what you think.

Interesting fact: Q'Orianka Kilcher is Jewel's cousin.


Neeci said...

What a beautiful video. She's very pretty, and his music is awesome. You made me cop the whole album on iTunes now! :)

SolShine7 said...

Awesome! I'm glad you liked his music enough to buy it. I really enjoy turning people towards good stuff.

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