Celeste heads to Jamaica for the vivid “Coco Blood” video

Watch the rising U.K. soul singer’s evocative new video.

July 22, 2019

Celeste's "Coco Blood" is a coming of age song that will chime with anyone doubting their ability succeed in life. The London-based artist tackles self-doubt and inner-belief, flipping between the two while showcasing her soulful and moving vocals. The song, her first since her Lately EP dropped earlier this year, is accomapnied by a video shot in Jamaica by director Crack Stevens.

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The video captures everyday life on the island, with loving shots of domesticity mixed with motorbike rides and late-night swimming.

Speaking to The FADER via email, Celeste said: “I wrote Coco Blood about 4 years ago when I first moved to London and the first verse is about me moving to a new city. Moving to focus on music and see where it would take me, the chorus 'are you warm enough, coco blood,' was me talking to myself, asking myself if I’m good enough and have the patience to persevere.”

Celeste plays London venue Omeara on November 12.

Thumbnail image courtesy of Marco Grey.

Celeste heads to Jamaica for the vivid “Coco Blood” video