Brooklyn musician and singer-songwriter Max Schieble is Elbows, one of the borough’s rising soul architects. His music is a little less obvious and a little more wayward than one might expect from soul, but that’s what makes it special. It’s somewhere between BK’s Nick Hakim and Australia’s Jonti, playfully strange and recorded through a surrealist lens, often experimenting with time and space.
We’re honored to premiere the music video for the intro track of Elbows’ forthcoming EP, Corduroy. Here’s a quote from Elbows’ Max about the video.
“‘Oatmeal’ is the intro song to the EP. A lot of my favorite albums have intros that are essentially sound collages, pasting together samples pulled from various sources. I thought that would be a fitting introduction to an introductory EP, with the samples on here setting up themes for the rest of project.The video was shot by filmmaker, and close-collaborator, Nnamdi Simon. The idea was to capture the daily process of making a song, starting with breakfast, catching an idea, and eventually making your way to the studio.”