Video Premiere: Kid Smpl "Necklace"
XLR8R was happy to share an exclusive stream of burgeoning Seattle producer Kid Smpl's Armour EP a few weeks back, and now, "Necklace," one of the five tracks from that EP, has been paired with some dreamy visuals that perfectly encapsulate its soft edges and glowing atmospherics. Having previously collaborated with the likes of Samiyam, MONO/POLY, LOL Boys, and Archie Pelago, director Annapurna Kumar, a motion graphics and projections designer from LA, takes a subtle approach to this piece, which shows her understanding of how to compliment a song. Neutral watercolors blur into focus as charcoal, hand-drawn graphics appear and collapse; pastel colors mingle with an opaque background of fluctuating images. There's a serenity inherent in Kumar's work, and it feels even more fitting as summer approaches fall.