Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, and Shahzad Ismaily have shared the under new music video for his or her 14-minute lengthy collaboration “Shadow Forces”—a tune from the brand new album Love in Exile. It was directed by Karishma Dev Dube, who had this to say in regards to the video in an announcement:
I’m unsure if it was the nostalgia of the lyrics [which were sung originally by Pakistani folk singer Reshma] or Arooj’s voice or the piano that retains repeating, however I had a really particular response to “Shadow Forces” the primary time I heard it. Though Arooj is doing one thing very completely different with the phrases and it has nearly no connective tissue to how I first heard them, the tune was very evocative of a reminiscence that felt actually shut however was being represented in a brand new approach. I wished to create an prolonged second of time which the viewer feels compelled to really feel current in. They don’t seem to be fascinated about something that has occurred or something which will occur subsequent. I requested myself, “How can I create the sensation of being completely current but additionally evoke the identical unhappiness I felt that was linked to reminiscence?”
Hear Aftab, Iyer, and Ismaily talk about the brand new album and their collaborative course of on the Pitchfork Assessment podcast.