"Whatever you do/Don't funk with my groove..."
One of my favourite writers and Twitter-folks is the incomparable dream hampton. I've been following her work for a long time, and haven't been disappointed by following her on Twitter too! Without sounding like too much of a stalker, let's just say I love dream. You know she works hard at everything she does (writer/filmmaker/pilot/mother/etc) but she makes it look so effortless. As I mentioned to her on Twitter the other day, she seems live the "entire height, width, and depth of life" - a tweet inspired by her latest job description, music video director. I tell you...this woman does it all, and then some.
Dream made her debut as a video director with an earthy, eclectic video for THEESatisfaction's single, "QueenS". THEESatisfaction is a funky/psychedelic/hip-hop/RnB/jazz fusion duo made up of Stasia Irons and Catherine Harris-White, based out of Seattle. Their sound has been compared to Digable Planets, Ursula Rucker, Q-Tip and Erykah Badu, with cultural inspirations like Octavia Butler, Solid Gold, and Outkast. To be honest, I haven't heard anything that really sounds like what THEESatisfaction is bringing, but I'm feeling it. QueenS is the lead single off of their debut full-length album awE naturalE, and has instantly become my new theme song. I play this track in the morning. I play it when I'm getting ready to go out with the girls. I play it when I've been in a sh!tty mood and need a pick-me-up. I'm digging what these ladies are doing, and can't wait to hear more from awE naturalE!
Now, the video. I fell in love with the visuals that dream concocted. Did you catch that young Whitney pic at 1:30? And those sheer polka-dot gloves at 2:03? With fashion, I've been really getting into colour and texture and prints, and this video was giving me everything I needed. Plus, this video (like the Jesse Boykins iii vid I featured recently) makes me wish that someone with a dope apartment would throw a dope houseparty and invite me...hint hint.
What do you think of THEESatisfaction's QueenS? Are you feeling the sound? Did you like the visuals? What is your theme song these days?