Jamaican Locals Star in Dev Hynes and Bryndon Cook’s New Music Video

The stars of a new music video for VeilHymn, the collaborative project between Dev Hynes, better known as Blood Orange, and Bryndon Cook of Starchild, are the locals of Kingston, Jamaica. The new video for HYMN was directed by Malia James and choreographed by Juri Onuki, who frequently collaborates with Hynes. Over a period of two days, James and Onuki traveled around Kingston shooting a series of beautifully constructed visuals for the new single. A string of video portraits peer into the lives of different characters throughout the city as they sing and dance to the infectious funky soul jam.

According to Rolling Stone, the video drew inspiration from photographer Malick Sidibé‘s black-and-white documentation of pop culture in Bamako, Mali during … Read the rest