Under The Radar Premieres new A.U.R.A video for ‘G.I Wonder’

We are so thrilled to share Under the Radar just premiered the video for A.U.R.A’s single ‘G.I Wonder’.

Wellington singer and multi-instrumentalist A.U.R.A. (aka Albert Mikolaj) has shared a masterfully crafted clip for his recent single ‘GI Wonder’. Directed by Andy Byers, who also worked on Italian film star Isabella Rossellini‘s Green Porno series, the narrative-dense clip depicts a protagonist moving past heartbreak to pursue a passion for interstellar exploration. If the gorgeous visuals for ‘GI Wonder’ take your fancy, head over here to scope out info on A.U.R.A.’s ‘Immensely’ tour, which continues this weekend in Auckland and Leigh. A.U.R.A. promises more music is on the way and generously took some time out to share a few words on his new clip with Byers…

“Ultimately we explore some kind of Transcendental Escapism, perhaps wondering what it truly means to be an artist.

Andy Byers owns Cosmic Dreamer Music the record label A.U.R.A is signed with. He is an incredible artist himself and truly was the mastermind behind this. I also had my amigos Haiku in Argentina do the animation. Andy showed Isabella Rossellini whom he was working with at the time on another project, she sent a lovely email and enjoyed it! That was a real treat. 

You can read the full article and watch the video here. 

The video was directed by our very own Andy Byers. Here’s what he had to say about the video:

“I had the pleasure of working with my good friend Nick’s (drummer of Minus Story) daughter who had her acting debut in front of the camera with this video. She was a joy, a vision and such a hard worker. I don’t know if I could have done what she accomplished at 14 years of age. The video attempts to look at the struggles of young love and the early heartaches that come with it. Instead of drowning in her sorrow our character decides to devote that energy into her own creative endeavors. Being that the artist (A.U.R.A) has a deep interest in that which extends beyond our own planet both physically and spiritually we decided to have our character’s other love be intergalactic space exploration. The childlike fascination in the film causes her to magically create a spaceship through a series of ridiculous experiments that sends her off into the unknown.”