Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Official Video: Esperanza Spalding - "Radio Song" + album preview . . .

Esperanza Spalding‘s album Radio Music Society drops tomorrow (pre-order on iTunes and stream it here in the meantime) and the second official video, for the helpfully titled “Radio Song” is here . . .

She also released this video for "Black Gold" of this same album, which I think I forgot to mention in all my posts about her . . .


With today’s budgets, even a short conceptual film to accompany even some of the the songs on your album represents the sort of ambition that is the province of your Kanyes and your Björks, not for jazz musicians struggling to overpower the mainstream through sheer force of musical chops. But doubtless some marketing wizard over at Heads Up International went all Don Draper in a board meeting and said “Gentlemen, Esperanza Spalding is as beautiful as her voice. Film. Film is the way to go with this one. If we just keep the camera on her night and day the music-buying public will greet us as their liberators.” So as I mentioned (here) before her video's are just segments of a full-length film incorporating all 12 songs into a loose visual narrative. This artist, her music, and album brings me joy . . .


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