Laraaji – Bring On The Sun
To celebrate the new record from Laraaji, All Saints Records commissioned Jake Moore and Oliver Rivard to make this film, following Laraaji as he explores, dances, and – most importantly – laughs his way through Central Park, High Bridge and other spaces in New York City, including the rooftop of his own Harlem apartment block.
The aim of Laraaji’s music is simple; to spread as much joy as possible, and this film follows in that ethos, with Laraaji radiating happiness through his movements, facial expressions, and playful showmanship – he worked as a stand-up comedian in his formative years – while the animations and effects add a level of surreal intrigue and humour.
Watching Laraaji’s physical interpretations of his own music bring you into his way of thinking, he described the filming experience as “like being on an outdoor action movie set, following and trusting the director’s vision, all the time enjoying the wonderful sunny daylight and for some of the time being in my favorite park CENTRAL PARK and other Interesting spaces in Manhattan” but it is really us who is following and trusting Laraaji’s vision, enjoying six joyful minutes with our spiritual guide/new best friend.
Buy/Listen to Bring On The Sun: http://www.smarturl.it/bringonthesun
Check out more work by Jake Moore and Oliver Rivard here: https://www.jakeandoliver.com/