Stockholm producer Valdemar, aka Ben Hansen, first appeared on our radar a few months back with his collaboration with Sweeep, Whirl. He released an EP back in July, Late Modern, one of the tracks on which was Kind. Kind is a piece of soft, subtle dance-music, and now it’s got a video. Hansen has teamed up with London directors BABYBABY for the visual promo for Kind, and we’ve got the exclusive premiere here on NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION.
To match the song’s dreamy, trippy nature, BABYBABY have put together a dreamy, trippy video, a reality-twisting journey featuring everything from tower blocks to razor blades. Of the song, Hansen says:
I wanted to touch on the feel of removing yourself from things as they are dying. A club wound looking for time to heal by the end of a night, or resurfacing from getting dipped into a deep end. A clubby spine getting more and more laced with voices, slowness and daylight. Manic moments getting cut short at the right time.
And of the video, BABYBABY say:
We had this idea of a woman fantasising about 3d slicing a seemingly kidnapped contemporary dancer while a swat team approaches, and along came Valdemar with an open mind and a great track.
Check it out below. Valdemar‘s Late Modern EP is out now.