Fresh Chops: Black Yaya

Fresh Chops: Black Yaya

With just over a month until the release of his debut album, Black Yaya has shared a new video for funky album track ‘Under Your Skin’ which you can check out below.

Black Yaya’s self-titled debut LP is due March 2nd via City Slang & the singer songwriter, also known as half of Herman Dune, is set to play a headline London show at The Lexington on April 9th.

“Sometimes I feel like music videos lose the song with heavy narrative, too much storytelling or acting” says Black Yaya, aka David Ivar, of the video “I miss videos in which you just see the artist singing or playing or both, sometimes.”

“I love photography, and portraits in general, and this video is pretty much a portrait of me and Mayon, who sings back up on the whole album, performing Under Your Skin. Somehow the title of the song made us want to wear our skin-tight wetsuits for the video, FYI, still wet. We shot it in Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, CA) in a cool practice place we knew out there. I trust Frank’s eye for the photography, and loved editing the video with my own perception of the pace, the beat, the rhythm.”

Watch ‘Under Your Skin’ here:

See Black Yaya live:

9th April – The Lexington, LONDON

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