Miten, aka Andy Desmond, is a musician whose path has taken many interesting turns in his 40-plus year career. He recently released a new album, and "River Man" shows a singer/songwriter show has managed to continue making interesting music. Though his early days say him perform as part of a folk rock duo, this gently acoustic tune still sees Miten writing introspective songs that have both insight and groove to them.
"'River Man', the gospel infused lead track on Temple at Midnight, is featured in a moving video combining the ancient art of sand painting with film clips from India," he says. "Italian artist Fatmir Mura reflects the creative life flow of rivers by moving his hands through sand and coloured pigments to highlight the song’s iconic imagery of a 'River Man,' supported by the healing flow of the water and the beautiful spirit of the river.
"The shifting patterns emerge from the stillness of the sand, just as the river’s currents ripple the water. The sand painting is merged with imagery filmed during a visit by Miten and life partner Deva Premal to the Ganges river in Rishikesh and the old ashram where the Beatles spent time in the 60s. The journey is the destination."
Miten's Temple at Midnight is out now.