"Blow me from the mountains and into the sea"
Only a few hours ago, artist, activist and singer Anohni released her latest single entitled "Drone Bomb Me".
The video is directed by Nabil (who has previously collaborated with FKA twigs, Frank Ocean and Kanye West), with Riccardo Tisci of Givenchi as Art Director and starring an emotional performance by Naomi Campbell.
"‘Drone Bomb Me’ is a love song written from the perspective of a young girl in Afghanistan whose family has been executed by unmanned U.S. drones. She dreams of being annihilated.” states Anohni.
In an interview with Dazed, Tisci explained: “Anohni and I met seven years ago and it instantly felt like we were meant to cross paths. We share the same vision of life, love and beauty.
We have kept collaborating ever since. So when she asked me to Art Direct the video for her new single, ‘Drone Bomb Me’, I immediately knew it was going to be one of those projects you remember for life.
We sat in a room and threw ideas around and realised we were obsessed with the same things, an ideal of beauty that Naomi Campbell embodies to perfection. Luckily, she is a dear friend, so when we called her and offered for her to be Anohni’s avatar in the video, she jumped on board in a second. We discussed the concept and made her Givenchy custom pieces in the mood of the video: the result was this beautiful under the ground trip that was the most emotional thing to shoot, because it was so deep and powerful, as is the friendship that ties me to Naomi and Anohni."
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