I have recently become aware of a new young artist, Syne, who produces music videos with a philosophical bent. I really like them. As an example, in the above video, the poetic and other-worldly sounds and lyrics of “Siddhartha” tell about the universal struggle of dealing with change, told through the story of Siddhartha Gautama—the Buddha.
“Forget the Borderlines” is a folk song fused with electronic, cinematic, and world sounds. It celebrates diversity and calls on humanity to cherish our differences and work together. It reminds us that we are one people; we are all in this together.
“Midas” highlights the catastrophic impact of humanity’s greed on the natural environment and on humanity itself. It was released on April 19th in honor of Earth Day.
“Plato’s Cave” is a poetic folktronica song with cinematic, pop, world, and rap elements that molds the philosophical concept of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave to address the theme of our tendency to become immersed in society’s flow and lose our sense of wonder.
I applaud Fernando (Syne) for these beautiful productions. And I’m glad that he, in his words, “decided to contribute his grain of sand by creating mindful music.” You can find out more about Syne and his artistry here. Best of luck to him.