Gallant and Saba Slip In And Out Of City Silhouettes In “Bourbon” Video
The two reunite after an electric NPR Tiny Desk performance earlier this year.
Absorbing singer Gallant shifts through the city's contours in the video for "Bourbon," which also features Chicago's rapid wordsmith Saba. The chromatic visual directed by Sasha Samsonova, frames the lithe crooner as a floater, levitating over streetlights, rising as he sings the soul-touching song. Saba's illuminated by a red glow as his locs swing like pendulums in the shadows.
"It was a blessing to have Saba and Lophiile together on this, along with Sasha Samsonova's incredible visual interpretation of it," Gallant told FADER over email.
Saba explained, "When Gallant reached out about remixing 'Bourbon,' we only had a few days to put it together before performing for the first time on NPR's Tiny Desk. I was at my studio in Chicago and put the track on repeat and wrote and recorded my verse. The performance got such a great response from the fans that we had to do an official release, so I caught a flight out to L.A. where we linked up to shoot the visual, and we're excited to share it today."