Set to feature on his impending joint album with producer, emcee and all ’round creative wiz Melo X, titled Zulu Guru and anticipated for release through Ninja Tune in October, soulful New York residing singer/songwriter Jesse Boykins III unveils the video for “The Perfect Blues.”
Recorded at the Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid with German producer Gora Sou, the accompanying visuals later filmed in Tokyo, Boykins describes the song as a reflection of the peaceful moments he found during a trip to Japan, represented by the many shades of the colour blue.
“The colour blue is supernatural,” Boykins explains. “It has the power to create a peaceful state and form bonds in any space. It allows for full spiritual bloom in unlikely places, it creates life from nothing.
“From my perspective, the colour blue represents space, time and the beauty found in a given moment. Quite fortunately, I was provided this type of space by Red Bull Music Academy during my stay in Madrid; connecting with producer Gora Sou on the same wave to produce a powerful song: ‘The Perfect Blues.’
“My experience in Tokyo is the visual representation which reflects the continuation of my musical and spiritual journey. Documented by Dr. Woo, ‘The Perfect Blues’ is simply a sign of how art and colour reflect real life and true living.”