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General News / April 26, 2019

Loah & Bantum release moving new visuals for ‘April Brave’

General News / April 26, 2019

Loah & Bantum release moving new visuals for ‘April Brave’

The first in a series of collaborations between Dublin’s Loah and Cork producer Bantum.

 

This is the second time the pair have worked together, having linked up on the stand-out 2016 track ‘Take It‘.

Drawing inspiration from the likes of NAO, The Internet, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, Solange and Jai Paul, Loah and Bantum’s latest outing is emotive, bolstered by the equally moving visuals by photographer and director Ellius Grace.

“The track is about the heady days of a (real life) whirlwind relationship, caught in glimpses here and there through the evocative lyrics,” Ellius explains. “I really wanted to visualise this idea of two lovers being completely lost in their own world when they’re together. At crucial points in the video, they are transported to their own bubble, a fantasy world where the language of their relationship is played out through light and dance. Even when they are in public, they are completely alone, and then it is in their fantasy that their relationship is spread out before us. We worked with dancers Tobi Balogun and Jessie Thompson to bring the dance sequences to life, as well as play our main characters. It’s also been great to represent a modern Ireland with a mixed race couple on screen. It’s a part of myself and Loah’s lives as both of us come from mixed race backgrounds, and I think it’s something to be celebrated in art.”

They’ve recruited more familiar faces for the track too, with vocal production by Fehdah, additional production by Dublin-based producers SENU and Wastefellow, with live drums by Andre Antunes.

Watch ‘April Brave’ below.