And what a video it is. A dreamscape with a fey, arresting soundtrack. The subtle choreography pulses to the beat and tells a simple story with moments of drama without feeling trite and disconnected. Szjerdene's is a wonderful stretching and stripping back of classic R&B infused with gently experimental jazz, the more melodic end of the Ninja Tune spectrum but definitely at home on the label.
The video was produced by Amsterdam's Hesdy Lonwijk and was co-produced by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst (Funds for the arts) and Fat Fred's Film & Photo Company visual team, with dancers courtesy of the Het Nationale Ballet - Dutch National Ballet.
You can catch Szjerdene on Bonobo's world tour (promoting the new album) as the lead vocalist, beginning April 10th in the US.
If you've suddenly fallen in love, grab Szjerdene's recent EP Patchwork