Enigmatic newcomer, Oyinda has teamed up with Pussykrew to direct her fascinating and surreal music video for alt-R&B single “Serpentine.” The artful video is mostly created by using CGI, giving it a dark furturstic and sci-fi vision to the song’s alluring lyrics.CLICK HERE to watch via Booooooom! “Serpentine” is featured on Oyinda‘s current EP, Restless Minds, (out now via Blood & Honey), which has been highly regarded as a magnificent body of work that showcases Oyinda‘s strong producing skills and songwriting ability, proving she’s more than just the hype.
Quotes from Oyinda and Pussykrew on the making of the “Serpentine” video:
“Whilst writing ‘Serpentine’ I was studying hypnosis, specifically instances where patients wind up referring to themselves in the third person; they see themselves outside their own sensory systems. When I developed the initial concept for the video I wanted to expand this phenomenon, and create a piece with layered transformations -not just a shift to colour, but a shift in reality. I wanted to push the visuals beyond my own capabilities, so collaborating with Pussykrew was key. In the end the video follows the venom.” – Oyinda
“We were trying to construct a visual experience outside of the standard music video language. Together, we’ve created a visual piece based on the mood of the track and our imaginary virtual space. There is a certain primeval energy meshed with the present; unreal biotech-like nature and morphing abstract shapes. Some elements feel familiar, yet very alien. The video’s visuals exists in-between a virtual passage. We scanned Oyinda and recorded her movement via small motion capture to create an ‘avatar’ body, a digital character that contains all of her features. We then built several environments around her.” –Pussykrew