video premiere: neo-jazz collective birds of chicago let love consume them in new visual ‘kinderspel (child’s game)’
By Sound Check
May 3, 2016
‘Kinderspel (child’s game)’ is the newest visual release from neo-jazz collective Birds of Chicago’s ‘Real Midnight’. The track is draped in nostalgia and hopeful longing for the kind of love that rips through you, leaving you breathless. Set in a dark and grainy blue light-lit bar, a single light fixated on singer Allison Russell as she, generously, exposes us to a little bit of her soul. “This is a song about letting love back in. But not the gentle love of new age dreams – this is love, the ravenous wolf at your door…I wanted to tap into an older school jazz/blues take on love as the ultimate self oblivion,” JT Nero, who wrote the song for Russell, tells AFROPUNK. Watch ‘Kinderspel (child’s game)’ down below!
By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor
*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 email@example.com.
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