Prepare to be spellbound by Northern Californian singer/songwriter Ian Santillano, who recently shared his second single of the year in the form of the rapturously wistful “Ends Of The Earf.” It comes on the heels of his stunning debut Intropy which arrived last year as an introduction to the self-described John Mayer and Thundercat hybrid. One who possesses a talent for hitching his fiercely personal lyricism to these alluring instrumentals that range from vaporous folk to clamorous mixtures of R&B/jazz.
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On Santillano’s latest single “Ends Of The Earf,” the Filipino-American artist delivers a poignant and yearning expression of love. Arriving as a phenomenally stripped-down track when compared to many of his previous singles. One that enchants via his dulcet vocals and the sonorous twang of guitars resonating around their beaming warmth. “I wanna go / To the end of the earth with you,” he coos breathily against the dreamy acoustics. Combining a potent wanderlust with an even more impassioned and touching companionship — illuminating this simple desire to go anywhere and everywhere with the person you love.
“Ends Of The Earf” also comes with a music video directed by Santillano and filmed by Danny Monico that offers some truly breathtaking vistas to go along with the song. Filmed along the ever-golden California coastline, it follows Santillano as he hikes in quiet revelry through the verdant scenery. From lying down silently in the rolling fields that sit high above the shoreline to wandering through the fog of the much more elevated forests. There’s something incredibly tranquil about the whole production that’s delightfully hard to shake even after you’ve finished listening.
Words: Steven Ward
Watch the music video for “End Of The Earf” the new single from Ian Santillano below!