California-based powerhouse duo Lafa Taylor & Aabo will release their collaborative album FEEL next Friday, July 21st on Mixto Records. In anticipation, they share a new video for “Already Found” with VICE’s Noisey today featuring well-known model and Instagram personality Stacey Hash. Filmed and directed entirely by Lafa Taylor and Aabo themselves, the video is described as a “one-shot”, filmed in one uninterrupted continuous shot and then played back in reverse.
Lafa comments, “I’ve always wanted to try a one-take reverse video – this was my first attempt. It required painstaking planning and was a really fun and creative challenge for us to tackle.” Aabo continues, “Lafa came up with the concept and I helped refine it, and handled some production. He’s not just a talented musician, LT is sharpening his skills as a video director.”
FEEL explores existential themes with an unprecedented sound that’s obscurely reminiscent of Fela Kuti or Frank Ocean, while keeping its roots in dance music. Individual artists in their own right, the two long-time friends conceived the project on a tour bus at a festival and set out to bring people something entirely novel to the game that listeners can still move their minds and bodies to. FEEL features previously released singles “Turn My Music Up”, “Run To Me” and “Falling (feat. Goapele)”.