"Slowly Rising" is a song by Beatsofreen, a relatively unknown producer from the Netherlands. The song itself — a wandering parade of string instruments and blurred atmospherics — is pleasant enough, but when paired with this new video it starts to feel much more stimulating. It's like a brain massage; a gentle tongue running its tip along the grooves in your cranium.
The clip, created by Tokyo-based artist Hideki Inaba, feels like a kaleidoscopic cross between Fantasia and Alice in Wonderland. It takes place in a land where talkative mushrooms interact with overly relaxed jellyfish and the always-shining sun beams down on them like a joyful monarch. Even the giant squids are magical. If you're looking for a midday pick-me-up, it's here.