Sultry, powerful, and deep, Brandy Butler’s "Gentle Beating Heart" is the latest single from her debut album, "The Inventory of Goodbye." An atmospheric visual shot as an abstract essay filmed in and a tribute to South Africa, the video is another gorgeous collaboration between Butler and director/illustrator Nicole Pfister, the eyes behind Butler’s short, “Spell”. In "Gentle Beating Heart," the grainy soul of Butler’s vocals and the steady melodic crescendo as a perfect and unexpected balance of rough rock and rich, buttery soul.
Stream the video for "Gentle Beating Heart", below, and check out Brandy Bulter’s debut album "The Inventory of Goodbye," here.
By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor
Written / Directed / Edited NICOLE PFISTER
Music/ Additional visual inputs BRANDY BUTLER
DOP EBRAHIM HAJEE
Assistant Camera JESSE JAMES HARRIS
ABDUL MALIK MASOET
Hair and Makeup DALE M. TITUS
Assistant Director CÉLINE-NIARA SAKHO
Runner STANSY KAWASA
Dancers SEEFLEX THE ARTIST / SHAMI SHAMROCK
Models LUCY MBIOLA / ROX KIM LO / RACHID POATI
Clothing Models 2BOP / YOUNG AND LAZY
Clothing Brandy Butler MALIKAH HAJEE / BETH DITTO
Thank you SHANE COOPER / ANTHONY SMITH / LUKE DOMAN / LUKASZ POLOWCZYK/ POPKREDIT /