Video of the Week: Goapele, “Play”


San Francisco soul diva Goapele hasn’t had new music out since 2005 but the first single from her new Break Of Dawn album, “Play”, proves she’s still got that indie soul thing down. A slinky groove and a sultry, almost whispered vocal highlight the tune while the black and white video creates an interesting context, hearkening back to the days when video was so ubiquitous one often couldn’t think about the song without the accompanying video. Check out all the edits featuring things one can play, from chess pieces to poker chips, a reel-to-reel tape machine, and a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it Atari 2600 console–all of it exquisitely filmed in what looks like magazine-quality, sharply focused and precisely lit style.

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