At the risk of tipping off Hennepin County Water Patrol -- “Have you got a permit for that floating mirror stage, son?” – we can’t help but post Har Mar Superstar’s new video, which shows off the Minneapolis riverfront in a truly eye-grabbing way just as it displays a tender side to the “Lady, You Shot Me” singer.
The song, “How Did I Get Through the Day?” is a dramatic soul ballad off Har Mar’s latest album, “Best Summer Ever.” Twin Cities filmmaker Phil Harder – who has also co-helmed videos for Prince, the Foo Fighters, Low and Trampled by Turtles – captured the real-life Sean Tillmann singing it during this year's gorgeous run of fall colors floating along the Mississippi River between downtown and Nordeast. The Schell's brewery should send Tillmann and Harder each a case of Premium for the Grain Belt sign being prominently featured in the footage.
Harder’s impressive visual tricks contrast Har Mar’s straight-ahead, fully clothed, all-in delivery of the song. There's also a great clip of Har Mar singing the song live in 89.3 the Current's studios already up via the Current's site. New York music blog Brooklyn Vegan debuted the new video this morning just as Tillmann and his band are wrapping up a busy year of touring this week, culminating in Friday’s post-Thanksgiving blowout with Tickle Torture at First Avenue. They're also playing a New Year's Eve show in Chicago with Big Freedia.