#648 Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes – Wake Up The Sun

Edward Sharpe, the Magnetic Zeroes, and director Noaz Deshe chose Moldova to make the remarkable new video for ‘Wake Up The Sun’, taken from the band’s latest album PersonA. “You find time stands still [in Moldova],” Deshe told Nowness. “Communism and religion are still the backdrop of an identity not yet conquered by the east or the west. It seems like any minute chain stores will spring up, but for now it is undefined by the powers that be. I was struck by the beauty of an identity not yet overtaken by what has become all-too familiar. The song struck that chord with me.”