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5 April 2019

Barefoot in the Park (ft. Rosalía)

by Andrew MacGregor

James Blake: “Barefoot in the Park” - 3 mins 58s

James Blake teams up with Catalan starlet Rosalía for an uncanny stroll through Los Angeles in this promo for ‘Barefoot in the Park'. While the pair perform their English-Spanish duet, however, there's also the small matter of a temporal rift appearing in the sky to deal with.

This odd atmosphere is compounded by two children gradually disintegrating into cosmic dust as they too wander the streets. Whatever the universe has in store for this lot, you can guarantee it's a doozy of a plan.

Anchored by Blake and Rosalía's contrasting vocals (his plaintive, hers melodious), it's a hazy mystery tour that makes the most of its setting and VFX flourishes. Fully understanding it is no walk in the park, mind.

Commissioner: Semera Khan
Film Production: Object & Animal Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Diana Kunst ♀
1st AD: Mike Roque
Cinematographer: Arnau Valls Colomer
2nd Unit DP: Oriol Barcelona
Post Production: Grace Thorpe @ MPC Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: Matthieu Toullet @ MPC Ⓟ Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Dan Beckwith @ Factory Ⓟ Ⓦ

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