- Timothy created the film in collaboration with Max Valizadeh.
Duval Timothy has shared a video clip for his new song, "Slave."
"The song explores the history of the transatlantic slave trade," says Timothy. "The idea that we live in a world that not only feels the effect of this horrific history but one that takes elements from the slave system and implements them in different ways adapted to our contemporary life."
Timothy created "Slave"'s stop-motion video with Max Valizadeh. "In the video, we actually personify the audio file as a loveable character which is born into the world through artistic creation but quickly finds itself enslaved and exploited by manipulative music industry agents."
He continues: "Many artists have famously spoken out about the importance of owning their masters and have also equated elements of the music industry to slavery such as Prince and Nipsey Hu$$le. These artists are depicted on the peak of the mountain in the end sequence of the video, which I climb to join them. The story is an adaptation of my own experience in the music industry. In 2019 I bought back my own masters, which was my mountain to climb."
The song, which features Twin Shadow, appeared on the Slave EP, released earlier this month on Carrying Colour. It follows Timothy's split 7-inch with Mica Levi, released via NTS at the end of 2019.
Watch the video for "Slave."