afropunk premiere: paris-based songstress noraa heads to tropical jamaica in patrice-directed video ‘by you’

May 25, 2016

Our first premiere of the day comes from Paris-based German-Chadian singer/songwriter NORAA. ‘By You’, which is directed by Sierra Leonean-German producer and reggae musician Patrice, finds the songstress amongst the tropical Jamaican landscape, shrouded in an ethereal, dream-like glow. “’By you’ came a long way. First idea was recorded in a bathroom somewhere in Europe while being on tour. Then later produced in Paris and now visualized in Jamaica by Patrice,” NORAA tells AFROPUNK. The single itself embodies a theme of nomadic living, which has long since been apart of NORAA’s lifestyle and desire to explore the world. “[Making this video was] more proof for my philosophy that I need to travel in order to find peace- with myself and with my art.”

Watch ‘By You’ down below.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

Photos by ©Vehel

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