VeilHymn’s Devonte Hynes and Bryndon Cook have debuted a video for ‘Hymn’.
Directed by Malia James and choreographed by Juri Onuki, the new release features soft, dreamy visuals of locals dancing in the blue-tinted streets, by the seaside and on a dusky rooftop.
The video pays tribute to the late Malick Sidibé, who passed away last year. The Malian photographer currently has an exhibition, titled ‘The Eye Of Modern Mali’, on display at Somerset House. Documenting Malian culture and its independence in the 1960s, Sidibé’s black-and-white images capture people in dance, group shots in the sea, and the fashions of that particular era.
Telling Rolling Stone, James explains: “Taking Dev and Bryndon’s ideas and merging my love of Sidibé, I wanted to explore the concept of creating a fictional, vintage time and place similar to the confident and carefree spirits that Sidibé has documented.”
‘The Eye Of Modern Mali’ is on display at Somerset House until February 26th. You can check out VeilHymn’s new video above.