Posted on September 06 2019
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."