The video, directed by Filip Anthonissen, follows the same style as the Grammy-winning trio’s previous releases, “Carry On” and “The Greatest,” incorporating whimsical, colorful animated imagery to showcase the journey from life to death. The earthy song has an airy, ethereal vibe, much like the entirety of their album, which has been hailed by critics as among the best releases of the year.
“For ‘Native Land,’ we collaborated with Filip Anthonissen to imagine a visual journey through the landscapes of birth, life, and death, paying homage throughout to every person’s unique ancestral story,” explains Paris Strother, one-third of the group. “We love the surreal quality of this video – it’s been incredible to work with a series of artists who contribute so much to the narrative and bring the songs to life.”
KING most recently collaborated with Corrine Bailey Rae on five songs from her latest effort, The Heart Speaks in Whispers. The group also appeared on Robert Glasper’s recent release Everything Is Beautiful. The trio will kick off the North American leg of their tour later this month. For a full list of dates, click here.
In the meantime, check out the dreamy new visuals above.