GoldLink kicks off 2016 with a visual project related to his excellent debut album ‘And After That, We Didn’t Talk’. The theme of past relationships was central to the album, turning the LP into a concept piece, and these ‘Pink’, ‘Blue’ and ‘Orange’ vignettes, created in collaboration with directors Rubberband and UK poet Kojey Radical, continue this thread. They are concept videos that explore emotions rather than being a visual representation of a specific track. As GoldLink explains: “Every man has or will go through these three different relationships. These visuals embody the core of my album, ‘And After That, We Didn’t Talk.’ This is me reflecting on what I guess I learned too late.”
Kojey, who provides the narrative for each arresting video, adds: “With this project we really wanted to explore aspects Male and Female interaction using colour as catalyst both visually, audibly and emotionally… Each video seems to resemble a fleeting moment, intensifying the dialogue with every listen. It reflects just how much the little things we say can become so much more potent the more the moments replay in your mind.” Stream ‘Pink’, ‘Blue’ and ‘Orange’ below via Vimeo.
‘Pink’: “The memory of someone you didn’t deserve—someone too good for you that you wronged just by being with them.”
‘Blue’: “The remembering of an obsession—a relationship you will inevitably, always carry a piece of. A relationship that fragments and damages you, and leaves its indelible mark.”
‘Orange’: “Equilibrium. The moment where all the noise fades away and you feel absolutely connected to that other person.”