Check out the exclusive premiere of this stunning blend of music and physical performance
BY GEORGIA DIMDORE-MILES, IMAGE BY GIULIA DALEY
Having unveiled her beautifully poetic EP, the undeniably talented musician, Mogli, has shared a performance video from an acoustic version of EP track Animal. A stunning blend of music and physical performance, the video maintains the unique approach signature to the artist whilst platforming the Ebinum Brothers, performing fresh off the back of touring with Kendrick Lamar, including his headline performance at Glastonbury Festival, where they established themselves as two of the most exciting performing talents in the world.
As the hypnotic focal point throughout, the movements of the Ebinum brothers mesmerisingly capture the spirit of Mogli’s stripped-back version of Animal. Unfolding embraces, tender physicality and untamed intimacy foregrounds a heavenly sunset and perfectly bleached sands; it is as visually impressive as it is musically.
Speaking on the new visual, the Ebinum Brothers explain that: “Working on the song was exciting and an incredibly easy process as we really connect so well with the song and Mogli herself. The feeling we got from it, made it easy for us to express that through movements and we are excited to have taken part in it.“
Mogli herself says of the video: “I’m a particular fan of this version of Animal because it keeps the drive of the original electronic version but is played on acoustic instruments.” “To translate this approach into the visuals I am super grateful to be working with the Ebinum brothers – two brothers from Nigeria who manage to communicate their most vulnerable feelings with their movement.”
This all comes off the back of an astronomical year in 2022 for the artist. Having released a flurry of well-received singles, Mogli shared her first album since 2017 in the form of RAVAGE. The album is raw and personal, when you listen it feels as if Mogli might be serenading you and you alone. It too was accompanied by a video project, signalling the artists’ commitment to multi-media creation. This took the shape of a dystopian film which she directed, starred in and scored herself. It was a redefining release, making RAVAGE a truly cinematic album, which garnered her much attention throughout the music community. Quite simply DIVAs, if you don’t know Mogli, it is about time you did.
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