If you are a fan of Brazilian funk soul legend Tim Maia you may find yourself at a loss for words when asked who he was. That’s okay because Devendra Banhart will do the talking. The singer-songwriter recently narrated an animated short about the life of the ’70s musical hero, so now you can just send people a link to the video. If you aren’t yet an obsessive fan like Devendra, our recent reminiscence about Maia’s funky, soulful life will bring you up to speed in a little more detail.
Fame! Money! Music! Women! A UFO cult! Tim’s life had it all. The short clip is an epic two minutes for a biography that could easily be a feature-length film. It’s more of a trailer, really. Specifically, it’s a trailer for the reissue LP The Existential Soul of Tim Maia, out now on Luaka Bop. Watch the video, then check out the record.