Rapper Campana and vocalist Nia Ilyssa teamed up with director Chris Volckmann for “The Current,” an elegantly staged, narrative-driven visual allegory that traverses the linear path of aging, and the unbounded sense of loss and love which knows no such strictures.

This clip reminded me of “Never Catch Me,” the song and video by Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar. Both videos capture the beauty that ultimately arises in the dispassionate wake of the Black American experience. We’re lucky to have these artists around who illuminate it in such affecting detail.

“The Current” is from Campana and Nia’s recent EP, Spoke Fiction.

 

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