"Hope you find what you looking for," sings Los Angeles artist Evan Windom, who performs under the moniker Saro on his woozy, introspective single, "Looking." Lifted off the singer's 2016 EP, In Loving Memory, Saro sings of human heartbreak and uncertainty throughout the track, set against swirling, airy electronic production. "Love is pain; solemly I believed, you and me would make it to the grave," Saro croons.
"I wrote 'Looking' as a letter to myself from the perspective of a past lover," Saro told OUT. "The final words exchanged were, 'I hope you find what you're looking for'—equal parts hopeful and hopeless, genuine and bitter. I have yet to find anything."
In the music video, directed by Stormi Bree Henley, Saro is pictured alone, dancing in an oceanside garden—oversized bouquet in-hand. He's filmed swimming naked in a pool, as well, which is at once eery and beautiful; because there's no greater escapism than submerging yourself at the bottom of a body of water, where sounds are muffled entirely.
"Stormi and I set out to shoot the video for 'Looking' in the middle of winter in a cold pool," Saro said. "[Getting naked] was spur of the moment, but Stormi seemed to be into it so we kept rolling. As soon as I saw the footage I thought it was gorgeous and found myself identifying with it for reasons I don't fully understand."
Watch the OUT premiere of Saro's "Looking" music video, below.