Now Watching: Esperanza Spalding – 'Lest We Forget'

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Esperanza Spalding last month re-released her 2018 concept album 12 Little Spells, dedicating songs to "blood, hair, joints and shoulders". 'Lest We Forget', which features on the album, is one of four new body-inspired tracks — directed by Jordan Phelps, the video for 'Lest We Forget' is an exploration of blood.

The video, which was filmed in a forest, sees Spalding wander her surrounds whilst tethered to red vein-like strings, which begin to cover the land. In the YouTube caption, she said, "Sensation of gentle propulsion through one’s own inner/outer space, guided and tethered by infinite love For trusting that the flow of the personal circulation system is constant in providing the body (individual, family, community, partnership, profession, field, culture, nation, species, planet, etc.) with oxygenation, mineral and nutrient nourishment, and anatomy-based mechanisms for functional healing."

Watch the video for 'Lest We Forget' below.

Written by Amy Smolcic (@amysmolcic)

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