San Diego’s kaleidoscope indie music project Small Culture is the insanely beautiful work of brainchild Jerik Centeno, who produces, records, and mixes the music himself. His self-titled EP was released earlier this year, the songs well-received for their immaculate composition. “Directed by Benjamin Howard, ‘Who We R ft. Megan Lake’ is a song about a rebellious secret my best friends and I share from our high school days,” admits Centeno. We’ve got the video premiere for that single right now.
Headlights at night through a wire fence open the video, slow piano as the backdrop. A plane taking off, and then shots of a couple on the west coast. Fighting, gallivanting, being young and in love. Different shots show direct contrast between a contemplative, alone, and saddened subject and his (presumably) former days in love. The song is melancholy, and so is the video, gorgeously shot and edited.