Shortly before we got his third mixtape I WANT YOU, Theophilus London released a DIY promo video for the track “Life Of A Lover”.
The record loops lazily to show us a new look: pretty girls dancing with each other at a show, young dudes headnodding, the crush of cameras and hard flash that now follows us everywhere we go, a cut to Theophilus in monochrome riding in a Vespa gang through Chinatown en route to Brooklyn and then back to the dance—a mic cord drifting slowly in and out of the frame and his hand reaching out to bring a girl on stage.
We know today is all black everything but more to the point: this is now noir as we know it.
And this is Theophilus London.” This entry was posted on April 29, 2010 at am and is filed under Uncategorized with tags I WANT YOU, I WANT YOU MIXTAPE, Theophilus London, Vashtie.
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Even though Theophilus’ “I Want You” video co-stars Glenn Aya Lovrich and is directed by Va$htie, the star of this musical scene is actually the song.
Already brimming with seductiveness, the tune is only enhanced by the aforementioned elements, amplifying the sensual nature of it all.
(Theophilus, the lovely Vashtie, and pal Atrak pose in a Bushmills endorsement photo. I think its dope how brands like Bushmills, Kodak and, specific to me, Platino Tequila are spending endorsement money on non-traditional personalities) My friend and trusted foodie Andrew sent over this new song from Theophilus London called “Why Even Try” featuring Sara Quin (of Tegen and Sara).
It’s the first single off London’s upcoming soundtrack.
I know there’s a better new wave comparison but I just cant think of one right now.
Either way, I like this, as well as an older song of London’s “Ultra Violet“. Sara Quin “Why Even Try” (off You can download the song for free in exchange for a tweet over at Theophilus’ website, and he also has a blog on Hypebeast.