Devonté Haynes aka Blood Orange‘s latest clip for the single ‘Champagne Coast‘ from his recent album ‘Coastal Groove‘ travels through a virtual reality-like maze of bedrooms, where Hynes stands off in the background while a different girl dances awkwardly up front.
The video was directed by gif-artist & stylist Haley Wollens, who already worked with artists like MNDR, M.I.A., Rye Rye or Sleigh Bells for magazines like NYT, Vice, Fader,… Here is what she told the New York Times:
With producer Maya Barrera, I spent hours at the library sifting through and scanning our favorite rooms from interior design magazines. I collaged the various backdrops together, combining the images from old magazines with photos I found of real teenager’s bedroom walls.
With the help of Berlin-based animator Andreas “Nout” Schmidt, Jude Miller-Chapin and I were able to create a perfectly rendered 3-D world for our subjects to exist in — inspired by Second Life YouTubes and video games, like Duke Nukem.
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