Blood Orange’s tracks of the moment, a new single from Metronomy, and Jason Swartzman in a car crash are among this week’s recommendations.
Blood Orange – Time Will Tell
The closing track from Blood Orange’s brand new album Cupid Deluxe, Time Will Tell is a serene, soulful ballad, with Devonté Hynes velvety vocals set against a throbbing drum machine beat. The song itself was recorded live in a one take that lasted about fifteen minutes, the vocals recalling lyrics from old Blood Orange songs and a song by Adam Bainbridge. Directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz with choreography by Juri Onuki, the accompanying video features Dev Hynes dancing alone, dressed all in white. Watch it below.
Dev Hynes’ Playlist
If you, like us, can’t get enough of Blood Orange at the moment, we suggest you have a look at the playlist he made for Dazed Digital, including everything from Eminem to Kwes and Benjamin Britten. Check it out here.
M.I.A. x The Partysquad x KENZO – Y.A.L.A.
This week, iconic British fashion magazine i-D launched their brand new website, unveiling a treasure trove of interesting stories and innovative videos. On top of the launch, i-D presented it first ever music video, for glow-in-the-dark goddess M.I.A.’s banger Y.A.L.A. Made in collaboration with KENZO, the video is nothing but a rainbow rave explosion, reminding that You Always Live Again. Watch the video above and check out i-D’s new website here.
Wes Anderson – Castella Cavalcanti
During last year’s Cannes Film Festival, Roman Polanski presented his short film A Therapy, made in collaboration with Prada. This year, the Italian fashion house chose to work with renowned director Wes Anderson. Staying true to his quirky style, the film shows Jason Schwartzman crashing his car into a statue of Jesus in a small village that turns out to belong to his relatives. Watch it above.
Metronomy – I’m Aquarius
This week, British electro pop quartet Metronomy, unveiled the first single from their upcoming album Love Letters, set to be released in March next year. Named I’m Aquarius, the track was made available via an smartphone app called Night Sky, providing “a beautiful, magical way of identifying the stars, planets, galaxies, constellations and even satellites in an awe-inspiring visual way.” In order to hear the song, you have to go outside at night, look at the stars, and find the Aquarius constellation. Or you could just stream it below.