Circuit des Yeux is the project of Chicago-based singer-songwriter and musician Haley Fohr. Four years after Reaching For Indigo, she is back in 2021 with anew album called -io which is out now via Matador Records. Now she’s back with a new track called “The Manatee” which comes with the official video.
Fohr says on its inspiration: “At 4:30 A.M. on February 4th, 2020 a manatee popped out of the sea and stared directly at me. It was a charged 10 seconds. The experience stuck with me so much that I wrote a song about it. The music video (directed by Rudy Rubio) is a depiction of my own kind of manatee. I play a wet sea creature trying to make it work in a dry-land society. It is inspired by the scientific understanding that the manatee crawled into the ocean 50,000,000 years ago. The manatee is my reminder that intuition and two legs might be all a person needs to find a more hospitable world – perhaps an undiscovered place to call home.”