FKA twigs, Headie One, and Fred again.. have come together on a new single, 'Don't Judge Me', about which twigs says: "So proud to release 'Don’t Judge Me' into the world. This project is very personal and special to me. It was an honour to shoot with Kara Walker's fountain exploring the interconnection of black history between Africa, America and Europe."
About the accompanying music video, director Emmanuel Adjei says:
“THE INVISIBLE OPPRESSOR
From someone’s appearance, we are unable to judge whether a person discriminates over color, sex, religion, or gender. The oppressors within the people surrounding us, most often remain invisible until their abuse against others is revealed. This is one of the reasons why, for generations, discrimination is so hard to fight. Who must the victim fight against if it can’t identify the perpetrator?
In this audio-visual document we get to witness artists FKA Twigs and Headie One, amongst other Black British influentials, fighting against invisible forces of judgement and oppression. Having the enormous Victorian-inspired fountain 'Fons Americanus' by visual artist Kara Walker - depicting the historical, sorrowful story of slavery and colonization - as our setting, and particularly as the spirit of the film, this important monument creates another layer of depth and meaning to an invisible yet shared history.”
Watch the 'Don't Judge Me' music video below...