Dive into the features you want to see

Abortion alcohol alcohol free america Art awards beer Belfast best best looking Best New Music booze Brexit British Cannabis cbd Cheese chocolate Christmas closure Coffee collaboration Comedy cooking counter culture counterculture Cover Story Covid Culture DC Films Direct Provision Drink drug Drugs Dublin Dublin International Film Festival easter Entertainment Environment equality Fashion feature feminism Festival Film First Listen Food gaeilge Gaming General News gift gifts Gigs Graphic Design guinness harm reduction Harry Styles healthcare Heaters Hennessy Homelessness Housing HSE ice cream Identity instagram Interview introduction to ireland Irish Irish coffee Irish News irishmade justice Justice League Kanye West launch Leonardo DiCaprio LGBTQ+ List Lists Literature Living Hell Lockdown Index Made by District Made in Ireland magdalene laundries meme Mental Health menu merch metoo Michelin mural Music narolane new menu New Music News nightclub nom nphet One of everything Openers opening openings Opinion Pairing pancakes Photography Pints Podcasts Politics pop up pop ups potatoes Premiere presents Pride queer Ray Fisher reservations Restaurants restrictions rugby Science Shebeen Shite Talk shitetalk signature dish Skateboarding small batch Social Media Subset sustainability tacos Technology Television theatre Thumbstopper tiktok To Be Irish Top 10 Tracks Top Ten Tracks Trans rights Travellers trends TV Ukraine Ultimate Food Guide vegan Visual Art vodka Weed where to eat whiskey wine Women's rights youtube
General News / April 18, 2019

Jafaris shares cinematic new video for ‘Invisible’

General News / April 18, 2019

Jafaris shares cinematic new video for ‘Invisible’

The visuals were premiered over at Complex.

 

It was the summer of 2016 when I went to The Bernard Shaw smoking area to see an artist who had recently changed his name from ProFound to Jafaris. In May of that year he released a video for ‘Lucid‘ that blew me away. The production, the videography and, crucially, the unbridled talent of the Dublin vocalist/dancer/rapper grabbed me by the throat.

There were 50 people in attendance, some chattering away while Jafaris performed, some nonchalantly nodding their heads to his music, some (like me) engrossed in the performance.

Fast forward to March 2019 and I dare you to find one person at a listening party in a packed out Button Factory who wasn’t 100 per cent concentrated on the stage while Jafaris performed tracks from his debut album ‘Stride’.

‘Stride’ proved he’s ready be the link to the underground in the mainstream, topping the charts but showing Ireland, the UK and inevitably the rest of the world that there’s artistry in pop music.

Check out the latest video from the project, directed by Nathan Barlow and Stephanie Naughter.

We interviewed the Dubliner for Issue 002 where we spoke about the burden of hype, how “Everybody is trying to get people to open the door so we can all run in”. He was referring to artists like Rejjie Snow, but now he’s one of those artists. A beacon for other underground artists, shining the way for others with aspirations as lofty as his.