Aminé Drops Visual for "Woodlawn"

The clip doesn’t go quite as hard on the Portland landmarks as “Shimmy” did, but it’s still a delight.

By Conner Reed October 21, 2020

Long-awaited answer to the age old question "What if Paul Bunyan had way more drip?" 

Image: Aminé

When we talked to Aminé about his latest LP Limbo over the summer, he promised a Portland-focused clip for album highlight “Woodlawn,” named after the Northeast Portland neighborhood where he grew up. This morning, he delivered just that.

The video, which Aminé co-directed, clocks in at a brisk 2 minutes and 23 seconds, and is anchored by a masked hang at (where else?) Woodlawn Park. Taken as a whole, we’re not sure it beats the “Shimmy” visual for pure Portland visual shoutouts, but it definitely comes close.

An incomplete list of its Portland nods: Aminé dancing below the Broadway Bridge; Aminé and friends watching the Blazers in a room fully decked with Rip City merch; a delightfully reimagined Kenton Paul Bunyan statue; ATVing at the coast.

Check out the full video below, and, in case you missed it, watch Aminé’s wild Kimmel performance of “Woodlawn” in a hot air balloon.

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