Beirut - "Nantes"
Date uploaded: September 11, 2007
Beirut's music is perfect for the streets of Paris. Zachary Francis Condon has an intriguing old-time voice that you wouldn't expect from someone his age (he would have been around 22 years old when this was filmed). Instead of marching around the city, he orchestrates his mini-symphony, complete with a drummer who pounds on the tops of garbage cans, a unique pairing of a grand song humbled by the use of ordinary objects. There's a moment during his performance of "Nantes" when Zach laughs to himself in amazement as it all comes together, a nice little moment of surprise as he realizes the potential of live music.