Underneath the colourful, synthetic glow and nonchalance, there are themes of identity, culture and all the visual codes that come with exploring and expressing yourself within these signposts.
Quote from the press release:
“’High Lights’ and the whole world around it was a big source of inspiration for the EP. It was the first song written for the EP and it inspired me to explore my identity as a Caribbean black woman raised in Belgium. It started off as a celebration of the feminine black culture and then resulted in me writing more in Creole and translating my heritage through music.”
Aside from Charlotte' Adigéry’s own unmistakable star power, can we take a moment to appreciate how the DEEWEE universe is becoming a uniquely generous hub for small miracles like these to come into being? First of all, the production on this track is so crisp and rich, it’s borderline OCD (in a good way). Secondly, the playful art direction by DEEWEE’s go-to Parisian wizards Ill-Studio lifts the video to a whole new level. And last but not least: the collaboration between Charlotte and DEEWEE-regular Bolis Pupul has a chemistry that is snatched from the jaws of randomness to create a work of love.
Again from the press release:
“In the studio Adigéry is joined by collaborator Bolis Pupul, a descendant of the first and only wave of Chinese immigration to Martinique. After matching on Tinder the pair began to explore their shared histories, resulting in heart-to-heart confessions that seep through the songs of Zandoli. “Since working on our first EP, Bolis and I have become best friends,” Adigéry says. “And this record is the product of our love.”
Directed by Joaquin Bayle.
Art Direction by Ill-Studio.