A joyful visual soundscape for your Monday. Mykki Blanco recently dropped the music video for their track It’s Not My Choice, a single from their most recent mini-album, and it is everything we could ever want from a summery, relaxed track.
On top of the mastery that already is the song, Dev Hynes has collaborated with Blanco on contributing vocals, and directing the new music video, in which the two spend time together, sing together, hug together, and many more heavenly moments.
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“Creating with Dev Hynes as director of this video was as effortless as creating the song together,” said Blanco in a statement on It’s Not My Choice's release. “I have long admired that Dev has never compromised along his musical trajectory, offering us songs that play between disciplines and genres at the wave of a hand.”
“This video was carefree and captured what I feel to be some quintessential summer moments,” they added. “Being with friends, being in nature, and having a sense of poise no matter your own personal thunderstorm.” A sentiment true to the visuals of the song. Muted pastel tones set the summery scene as Blanco is pictured spending time with friends on the lawn, in nature, and on a tiny boat in a small lake. Hynes is there, adding dreamy vocals and generally looking angelic. The track, a smooth, soulful serenade, is complemented by the visuals, which speak of closeness and joy - a moment we'd all like to be a part of when the weather is perfect and it's just us and our people.
Watch the full music video for It’s Not My Choice and witness the inspiring duo, below. We can only hope for more collaborations of this nature in future.