The last time we spoke to Bounge, she was working on an upcoming album as well as a vinyl compilation. However, recently this high energy artist dropped a music video titled “Stealer” in which she maintains a dynamic appeal as she flails around an empty warehouse reciting the hook “heaven knows no beast like the one inside of me.” One thing I can say about Bounge is that she is consistent. The same grunge appeal that is shown in her previous videos as well as her previous artwork and just overall aesthetic is shown in this video. Although the video doesn’t provide a variety of visuals like her previous videos (specifically Haunted Eau) do, the song itself is well put together. Her airy vocals over the hard hitting beat provide just the right amount of contrast to make the song work. Bounge is in beast mode, and if she continues on this path I look forward to seeing what she puts out in the future.
The Inner Space EP
By: Rèmi Fréyo
At it’s essence, “The Inner Space EP” is a project about the journey to self-realization. While this journey is usually something one attempts on their own, Inner Space is a love story about two individuals exploring the depths of their own souls and that of each other’s simultaneously. Remi has described, “The Inner Space EP” as an attempt to summarize the past 3 years of his life, a time when he dropped out of college and became a full-time entrepreneur, battling depression and living on his mother’s couch. The best moments of this EP reveals the heart and inner thoughts of a young black man opening up and allowing himself to become completely vulnerable for his audience. Rèmi considers “Inner Space” to be a genre that he created as well as a metaphysical place that one can go to “get away from all the negativity and shit that is happening in the world.” The EP definitely creates a peaceful, calm and serene soundscape. Having produced the entire project himself and crediting 4 specific relationships as the inspiration for the tape, Inner Space seems to be the journal of a young self-starter documenting the road to attraction and intimacy using personal experience as a solid foundation.
Check out our vlog to see behind the scene footage of what happens when black owned businesses and personnel come together to form something great. The video shoot itself was formulated on the theme of boy meets girl, and was shot in three different locations with very distinct vibes which proved to be essential for the shoot. The first location was Chesapeake Bay where the models shot the laid back, bool, beach scene. In this scene models sported bikinis, shorts, and GLEAMING melanin as they strolled down the boardwalk and strutted through the sand. The second location was more grungy and shot in Georgetown overlooking the water, and in various shops. For this scene the models wore more chill but looks were definitely still being served. The final location was at a former plantation house (I know) where the fireworks scene was shot. Overall the shoot was an enjoyable experience. We got the chance to meet and work with a lot of great people so shout out to them for having us.
This video shoot was brought together by a variety of clothing lines such as Enlightened Ent (IG: @Enlight3nedENT), EAT. (IG:@AllHomage), The Rebels (@TheRebelsDMV), Behind the Facade Clothiers (IG:@BTFClothiers), and Rare Creations (IG:@ShopRareCreations). Styling for this shoot was done by Brittney Joelle (IG: @britt.joelle), an up and coming stylist and designer who has worked with Lil Mama, Chance the Rapper, and other talents. Look out for the shoot when it comes out by following the social media for all the different brands and models, as well as keeping up with our IG @whoisplug. #ItsNotOverYet