The glory of ANOHNI’s Hopelessness is how tactfully it brings together beauty and devastation. It’s stark yet alluring, which is just one reason it’s one of the top five best albums of 2016. In a similar aesthetic fashion, the video for album track “Marrow” finds grace in simplicity.
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The clip is just a steady shot of New York artists Lorraine O’Grady from the shoulders up. She lip-syncs along to the lyrics, her face slowly becoming more sorrowful as the weight of the lyrics settle in. Watch the video above.
The video for “Marrow” follows similar visuals for “Hopelessness” and “Drone Bomb Me” starring Naomi Campbell.