We caught this amazingly eccentric and unique group SALT CATHEDRAL at SXSW this year for Ultra Records Official SXSW Showcase and we were truly blown away. Now after a few shorts weeks following SXSW the indie pop duo went back to their hometown in Columbia to shoot this gorgeous music video for their new song "No Love", featuring community members from Cartagena! The video concept was a collaboration between Salt Cathedral and Cartagena-based production company Cumbia Films. This production company specializes in social work involving local communities in each of their productions. Which we honestly find so amazing in the current state of our world.
"This music video is very important and meaningful to us because it shows how dancing and music can connect us all - it's a common human experience - and making it was exactly that,” says Salt Cathedral of the release. "The song talks about how we all have bodies and we can choose to love each other and dance instead of taking a fighting path. We were very excited to go back to Colombia to shoot it and we're stoked to share a little bit of our beautiful country and its beautiful people through our art."
Salt Cathedral is Juli and Nico, two immigrants from Colombia now living in New York where they write, self-produce and record their music. They seek to re-define what it means to be Latino in today's American culture, transforming indie-pop, jazz, and dancehall influences into music that is both meaningful and unique. The pair have garnered over nineteen million Spotify plays since the release of their self-titled debut EP, in addition to performing alongside acts such as Mitski, Hundred Waters, and Tei Shi and earning critical praise from the likes of The Guardian, Consequence of Sound, Pitchfork,and Village Voice. Steeped in island sounds with a playful mix of genre-bending productions, this year sees the release of their anticipated full-length record via Ultra Records.