Harper Simon’s new video for “Berkley Girl” looks like it’s been sitting in a lock box since 1970, next to a Simon and Garfunkel 8-track. It was shot on 8mm by director Benjamin Kutsko, in the hills of LA’s Echo Park, and is even more bewitching than his debut “Wishes and Stars.”
“I was really excited to explore Echo Park as a character in this video, as well as the delicate balance that exists between two people whose relationship has moved from lovers to friends,” Kutsko said. “Shooting on film was important to me; the second the song begins, it is clear that Harper’s voice doesn’t live in a digital world.”
That’s actress Jena Malone (“Into the Wild,” “Donny Darko,” “Contact”) who seems to be dropping colossal amounts of liquid acid with Simon — whose voice is all juniper and roses on this dreamy ballad.