English troubadour Blanco White has released his new single, "Papillion".
Taking influences from Latin and Andalusian music, the track interweaves soothing vocals with adroit instrumental finger-picking, presenting a smooth blending of the modern and the timeless that is nothing short of bliss.
"Papillon is a song inspired by Henri Charrière’s book of the same name,” said Blanco White. “It was a very important book to a friend of mine, and it left a similar impact on me. Most of the story takes place surrounded by water, so I wanted the song to have a shimmering and rippling feel to it.”
The music video for “Papillon” is a dreamy, ethereal walk into another world, filled with motifs of reflection, both inward and outward.Music video director Javier Lara said,
"Papillon... started from the idea of isolation and captivity in paradise, a moment of reflection, of feeling yourself, and trying to escape from those invisible barriers that surround us each day. No shipwreck enjoys the paradisiacal wonders that a desert island offers you."