Video Premiere: Bhi Bhiman, “Guttersnipe”

“I”m a railroad urchin, searching for piece of mind,” sings San Francisco-by-way-of-Sri-Lanka singer-songwriter Bhi Bhiman in his powerful song “Guttersnipe.”

Check out the brand new video for “Guttersnipe,” which captures evocative scenes of Indian life along the railways. The song comes from Bhiman’s forthcoming album BHIMAN, due January 24.

“What I love about this video is the great beauty in the midst of ragged poverty,” says Bhiman. “The slow motion footage captures amazing vignettes that the human eye cannot register at regular speeds. And at the same time, life moves too quickly for a person to stop and linger on that beauty for too long.”

“Bhi’s voice just cuts through me,” says the video’s director/editor Joe Leonard. “His songs invite you along, and when you listen, you sort of need to sit down. He takes you someplace. The music video was fun because the footage of India actually seems to be what’s in his mind. Or maybe something even more epic, sad, hilarious, or odd.”

Bhi Bhiman “Guttersnipe” from Bhi Bhiman on Vimeo.