Watch L'Orange's new video for "Need You" featuring Blu.
We first heard this track collaborators L'Orange and Blu back in March of this year. "Need You" was the first single from L'Orange's April LP The Orchid Days, and utilized his usual pre-1950's samples beautifully.
The EmmaLee Arroyo-directed piece is her take on Adam & Eve with a powerful message. Speaking on the visual, Arroyo said, "As a multi-media artist coming from a background in performance and video art, the first time I heard L'Orange's "Need You" I was struck with the songs dichotomy of beauty and melancholy. I wanted to create a world, a universe where this song could live and breathe to reveal and tease out the tension of these themes. The gorgeous ebbs and flows of the song partnered with the rhymes of Blu push the boundaries for the possibilities for imagery. With the amazing space of Murphy's Ranch practically in my back yard I was inspired to develop a post apocalyptic Adam and Eve story that again would play off of the themes of beauty and melancholy. Creating a more cinematic and filmic treatment allowed for collaboration with fellow artists to explore this post apocalyptic world where choosing life may mean choosing death."