Cat Velez - 21st Mar 2017

Blood Orange aka Dev Hynes and Brydon Cook of Starchild and The New Romantic have paired up for a new collaborative project called VeilHymn. The duo's debut track Hymn has been released with this beautiful visual directed by Malia James.

Shot across two days, the video captures people in the streets, churches and various interior locations of Kingston, Jamaica, dancing freely in their own individual ways to the song. Intimate movements between couples in their bedrooms also feature in the video, like their own form of interpersonal dance, which perfectly compliments track's melancholic mood. 

In a statement to Rolling Stone about the video, Malia explained how she was inspired by Malian photographer Malick Sidibé. "I've always been a massive fan of Malick Sidibé's work and have wanted to pay tribute to him since his passing last year. Taking Dev and Bryndon’s ideas and merging my love of Sidibé, I wanted to explore the concept of creating a fictional, vintage time and place similar to the confident and carefree spirits that Sidibé has documented.”

Credits

DirectorMalia James
ProducerLaure Salgon
Production CompanyStrangeLove

Cat Velez - 21st Mar 2017

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