This video is for anyone who’s ever waited by the phone

Watch the new Toro y Moi-directed video for Starchild & The New Romantic’s “Ophelia’s Room.”

February 06, 2018

Bryndon Cook has spent much of the past two years supporting Solange as a guitarist on her A Seat at the Table tours. But, on his own, the Brooklyn-based artist makes forward-thinking R&B songs as Starchild & The New Romantic. His new video for "Ophelia's Room," taken from his upcoming debut album Language, was directed by Chaz Bear of Toro y Moi and features Cook waxing nostalgic as he cradles a telephone in the crook of his neck.


"The telephone is a heavily symbolic piece both on this album and in New Romantic world," Cook explained to The FADER over email. "It's our worldly possession of communication. This video is a companion piece for one of my favorite B-Sides on the record too. Like a dream about giving "that person" a call after a long time has passed. A day dream or a nightmare all at once."

Cook's debut album as Starchild & The New Romantic is due out February 23 on Ghostly International. Preorder the album here and watch the video for "Ophelia's Room" above.

This video is for anyone who’s ever waited by the phone