Juls and Burna Boy are animated in new video for “Gwarn”

Our best new music pick gets a video

Juls is partly responsible for how much of contemporary Afropop has become relatively more mellow, over the past few months, starting with a success with Mr Eazi, and more recently, solidifying the style and sound developed from the past year into a his Leap of Faith EP. Though unintended, perhaps this is why “Gwarn” his first single since the project dropped, is now visually looking to steady the producer’s craft, at the ability to create mid-tempo smoothness with a corresponding ambiance.

The video is directed by Ghanaian animation studio, Poka Arts,  and it features multiple cuts of Juls and Burna Boy in an animated universe, where gazes are long, the wind moves slow and time seems to be irrelevant. Though the dramatic poise of the art style leaves a yearning for plot or narrative, the stop-motion gloss all over the video is a befitting match to calm sail of “Gwarn”,

“Gwarn” is our Best New Music from earlier in the year, and this newly released accompanying video has been highly anticipated since Juls tweeted a promo clip from the video earlier this month.

See animated Juls and Burna Boy in “Gwarn” below.

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Juls and Burna Boy with the under-cover Afro-Fusion blues