devendra’s doc

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

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!