It’s not often black women are the object of one’s affection in the mainstream but an American Indie pop group is attempting to change that one song at a time while breaking down a few other taboos all at once.
In the video for the first single off of their upcoming album, Chester French admits they’ve got a thing for “Black Girls” and what makes the declaration more striking is that the singer is a white woman. Italian photographer Francesco Carrozzini, who directed the racy black-and-white video said:
“The video’s purpose is to celebrate the female form, the beauty of black women, interracial, and same sex love. We approached it with simplicity, trying to make the images speak for themselves in the arch of the very simple story told.”
The imagery will no doubt cause some to have strong reactions to the homosexual, interracial love being openly displayed, but the group of Harvard graduates who have collaborated with artists like Janelle Monáe, Rick Ross, and Solange are just fine with the “unapologetic portrayal” of love for black women that the world is about to witness.
Check out the music video here and tell us what you think.
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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