video premiere: neo-jazz collective birds of chicago let love consume them in new visual ‘kinderspel (child’s game)’

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

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