video premiere: psychedelic-pop singer-songwriter betty black drops trippy visual for “black car”

April 22, 2016

Our first premiere of the day comes from New York-based singer-songwriter Betty Black. Her video for single “Black Car” is a trippy world of neon filters, animation, and a flying skull—I’m into it. The mesmerizing visuals are as multi-layered as the song itself. At the risk of boxing Betty into one particular genre (where she doesn’t quite fit), “Black Car” is psychedelia-infused experimental pop track that’s packed with catchy hooks and high-energy: a perfect pre-summer jam. “As usual this video is full of every color under the sun. I can’t seem to keep a simple palette. This is also my first time playing with basic animation. The process making videos is just an exercise in playtime and learning for me,” Betty Black tells AFROPUNK.

“Black Car” is the latest single from Betty Black’s ‘Valley Low’ album, which you can check out right over here. In L.A.? Betty will be preforming with bandmate Rudyard Lee Cullers as Black and Cullers at the Silverlake Lounge on 4/28

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

Upcoming Shows:

As Black and Cullers
at the Silverlake Lounge in L.A. on 4/28

As Betty Black and the Blue Lounge Boys
at Roxy Hotel in NYC
June 4th
June 18th
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July 23rd

*Erin White is an Atlanta-based writer and AFROPUNK’s editorial and social media assistant. You can follow her on Tumblr or friend her on Facebook. Have a pitch or an inquiry? Shoot her an email at