London singer Joy Crookes returns with a Hindu-inspired video from Black Dog FIlms director Leonn Ward.
Following up from her acclaimed 2017 ‘Influence’ EP, ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ is a soulful ode to the breakdown of a relationship. Drawing on Crookes’ Indian heritage, Leonn Ward’s video is a simple, and powerful piece of film.
Speaking to i-D the singer said, “the video was inspired by the Hindu goddess Lakshmi… the song itself came from a vulnerable place, and for me, these arms show my strength in the situation and how I overcame it”.
Black Dog Films diretcor duo Ruby+Boya have diretced their second video for rising r&b star Moss Kena.
Speaking to Wonderland Magazine, singer Kena said; "’Silhouette’ is about breaking out of an intense relationship, “Stepping out into the light of new possibilities and casting a shadow over the past. Ruby & Boya who I have worked with before really captured the sentiment and spirit of the song in the video which is always a hard thing to do.”
Continuing their longstanding creative collaboration, Black Dog Films director Thomas James, and singer/songwriter Paloma Faith use the new video for ‘Warrior’ to celebrate a number of human rights campaigners.
Avant Garde Director and Choreographer Holly Blakey directs a promo for rising artist Moss Kena’s track “Square One.” The video is visceral, a choreographic interplay of misplacement of power. In Blakey’s words "ambiguity, and the idea that we never find where power truly lies, is at the heart of this new video. Power moves on and on—nobody knows where it stops or where it began.” The track Square One marks the beginning of mysterious artist Kena’s more public career having come up through the Soundcloud underground.
Ibiza-born and Antigua-raised singer Au/Ra drops her debut video "Outsiders," shot on Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver, BC and directed by a new talent to the Reprobates family. Filmmaker, dancer, and choreographer Jo Roy.
Continuing in the same totalitarian universe as 'Crybaby', ‘Guilty’ follows Paloma who watches on as males develop into their pre-destined positions of power. An over-riding sense of duty and guilt inhibits their plight, leading to the self-destructive climax.
For Everything Everything ‘Can’t Do’ Holly loved the idea of creating something dark, a horror film of sorts to harness the energy of the track in another light. She wanted to use dirt, creating a world seemingly locking it’s characters inside... it felt fitting due to the current political climate to create an inescapable place, more and more people being reborn, turning into things they never imagined. The band are represented in the form of masks which add to the surreal feel of the film.
Styles collide with hippies, bikers, rockers and queens all facing off as if in a West Side Story fever dream. Plus, there's a feature by Stormzy, and Little Mix even grant their moms cameos to add even more power to the proceedings.