afropunk premiere: british folk singer eska’s kaleidoscopic new video – ‘shades of blue’

June 23, 2015

Today we’re premiering the new video from British folk singer Eska – ‘Shades of Blue’ (taken from her soulful self-titled debut album). Regarding the striking visual, directed by Jordan Copeland & Yan Murawski, Eska tells us: “This kaleidoscope performance mirrors the multi-tracked vocals lamenting a break-up.  The turbulence produces explosions of colour as I’m singing, ‘I’m just another shade of blue’. The foundation of the song is a 15-beat cycle but I wanted it to sound unconsciously tricksy and playful – get you tripping over your feet to an uptempo sad song – best to dance it off!” Check out the video below. Also, catch Eska in concert at the Islington Assembly Hall in London 27th November 2015.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor



Video credits:

Director: Jordan Copeland & Yan Murawski
Producer: Jordan Copeland for Tentacle Films
Executive Producer: Eska Mtungwazi & Simon Drake
Editor: Jordan Copeland
Director of Photography: Joseph Gainsborough
Special Effects: Kim Pimmel
Rowdy SS: Rowdy SS
Make-Up: Norah Nona
Make-Up Assistant: Sam Headley

Photo credit: Jaroslav Moravec