Directed by Andrew Ondrejcak, the video pays homage to actor and dancer Cyd Charisse, who Ondrejcak was watching in "Silk Stockings" when Lanz sent him the song. He played the song over the film. "They seemed to shared a similar spirit," he says. "One of looseness and ease, of an effortless cool." The outcome is a juxtaposition of old and new, thanks to Ondrejcak's use of split screens and clever editing. While showcasing Charisse's film scenes may have nothing to do with Lanz's original inspiration, it's a coupling that makes perfect, charming sense.
"Auckland" is the lead single off of the second LP from LANZ (aka Benjamin Lanz). A touring member of The National and Beirut, Lanz has a solo sound quite unlike the indie-stylings of those bands—yet anybody who's a fan of them will certainly find something appealing here.
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