Simply calling this a “video” may do it a disservice. A “hallucenogic cinematic short centered around the sounds of music” might be the better description. The clip captures the layered feel that composes the majority of Shafiq En A Free Ka‘s songs. And as disjointed as the video (equal parts rollerskating scenes split with shots of Shafiq & Bilal imitating a jazz club setting) and the album may seem, both are seductively appealing, enough to draw you back in for repeat listens to a aural trip you want to experience over & over.
Watch for Bilal’s long-awaited album to be released on Plug Research in the upcoming months.