Violin and viola duo Black Violin challenges stereotypes in the video for the lead single from their upcoming album, 'Stereotypes'. Directed by Danny Hastings, the visuals are a tribute to the #BlackLivesMatter movement and to people who dare to be free. Band member Wil Baptiste tells us: "All my life I've been black and I've had to live with the reality of who I am versus who I'm perceived to be. As a black Viola player, it's my duty to defy every preconceived notion."
The upcoming album ‘Stereotypes’ (out September 18) features Black Thought from The Roots, Robert Glasper, Kandace Springs , Pharoahe Monch and more.
Check out the video premiere below.
Video + Track credits:
Stereotypes – 3:29
(Wilner Baptiste-Kevin M. Sylvester Marcus- Marco Rodriguez)
Kev Marcus– violin, vocals,
Wil Baptiste – viola,
Rob Moose – additional strings,
Ray Angry – piano, keyboards,
DJ Infamous – programming
Produced by - Eli Wolf
Mixed by - Jason Goldstein for The Unusual Suspects
Mastered by - Chris Athens
Video Directed by Danny Hastings
Photo credit: Lisa Leone