It’s been a really interesting start to the year on a music level, I just shot the video for Iris Gold’s new one – which is pretty cool as we did it as one take. I will share that soon!
For now, check out Turan’s video for Fear. In case you haven’t heard of Turan before, he’s an incredible profound soul and multi-instrumentalist artist from East London. The track itself is a haunting and very fucking apt approach to the current world. The video is directed by Real Good Liars, based a 3D print out of Turan.
Turn explains to The Hunger “the video takes the idea of fear and brings it outside of the body. It’s when the character actually names the fear for what it is, that he begins to master this entity that is holding him back, and holds it in his hand. By naming the fear one can use the fear, and as you see in the video; when you take control you can hold your fear in the palm of your hands, and it disappears. It represents the fear never actually being real, it was always in the mind.”
On an r&b note, I am in love with my girl Alyxx Dione’s Don’t Stop. Which you can stream on Spotify here. If you Alyxx’s work, she’s (a) a goddess, (b) this is a waaaay more mature and sensual sound from her with a slight Madonna vibe in place.
Next up is Post Malone’s Congratulations, from his debut album Stoney – which contains production from DJ Mustard, FKi, Illangelo, Pharrell, and more. The video is directed by James DeFina – and it’s a simple and abstract but definitely clearly major label.
Finally, Tove Lo’s Lady Wood. Now, I know this came out in October 2016, but I was properly introduced to the record in full when I was in Rio in Jan AND HOLY SHIT IT IS EVERYTHING. Personal highlights that bring me to tears almost because they are so absolutely incredible are Influence featuring Wiz Khalifa, Lady Wood and Vibes…
You should watch this film she made for the album, which is hypnotising.
But, really – the album journey is a work of fucking art in its own right. Articulate as I am, please read my friend Bradley Stern over at MuuMuse.com‘s review, cos he’s the don.