I must admit, prior to the amazing multisensorial experience I had earlier this year, I was pretty much oblivious to Joakim's music (shame on me!): Samurai, the French musician's sixth studio album (released last week via Tigersushi), is an electronica-driven exquisite blend of sounds that transpire class, commitment, and savoir-faire.

The album's title-track, a great example of the previously mentioned qualities, has just been given the visual treatment by Bianca Li (she created the choreography for Daft Punk's 'Around The World' video), highlighting Joakim's "universality, his love of beautiful things, his artistic and esthetic sense."

"I like the fact that he doesn’t try to be commercial, and tries to transmit an emotion, a thought," she continues. "His music and the images he evokes have sense."

The clip was shot on the roof of photographer Paul Colliton's New York studio and is described by Joakim as "the first time the influence of a location can be heard my music. Walking in the streets of New York is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for me." The dancer that can be seen doing all those spectacular moves is Daniel Baker, who describes the experience as "unique."

"We filmed in below freezing temperatures and high winds. I personally connect with the song and tried to embody the idea of shedding of skin, dreams and abandon."

Check out the video for 'Samurai' below.