devendra’s doc

the folk-rock singer lends his voice to a new—and free-music documentary.

by rebecca willa davis

By now, we're all familiar with the sound of Devendra Banhart's voice. But we promise that for his latest project, you'll be hearing the folk-rock musician in a whole new way. Banhart lends his voice to the new mini-documentary The Existential Adventures of Tim Maia, an animated film that gives a very brief history of the Brazilian soul star (and veritable bad boy).

Although he's dabbled in a range of art, beyond just making music, it's the first time we've heard him narrate someone else's project. The film comes out in conjunction with the release of a compilation of Maia's greatest hits; you can both stream the album, courtesy of record label Luaka Bop, here, or purchase it here. As for Banhart? He's got a new album slated for releasing spring 2013, called Mala (not to be confused with Maia). Watch the movie below!