When Blood Orange dropped his latest project Negro Swan last summer, album cut “Hope” easily snagged a spot on the list of our favorite songs, thanks in large part to unexpected features from Colombian-Canadian artist Tei Shi and Bad Boy head honcho Diddy. Now “Hope” has gorgeous visuals to match the song’s message of resilience, filled with a whole host of cameos from friends and collaborators.
The self-directed and self-edited video includes striking choreography from dancer Alton Mason, snapshots of Diddy and Dev in the studio, as well as a crew of friends running through the forest and Tei Shi dancing on a street corner. The fuzzy visuals were produced by Elara Pictures and shot on 35mm film, contributing to the clip’s nostalgic touch. Empress Of appears headbanging and posing in glossy patent leather pants, while A$AP Rocky and Tyler, the Creator also drop in for some studio time.
Watch a preview below, and the whole video via Apple Music here.