Camille Trust’s Soulful New Video Is Girl Group Dance Perfection

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Dance your heart out to “Lose You”

In case you've found yourself dreaming about doo-wop inspired dance moves lately, Camille Trust’s new video for “Lose You” will fulfill all your choreographic needs. The second single off of her EP, No Other Way, “Lose You” captures the very relatable struggle of balancing a career and romance—specifically in a chaotic city like NYC.

“I wanted to come from a very real place," Trust told us. "I'm learning more and more that the more honest you are with yourself, and the more honest you are with your lyrics, that’s what going to really reach out and connect with other people, because people relate to real shit and real feelings and real emotions.” 

The video breaks into three different parts: the bedroom scene where Trust lays very vulnerable and exposed, the doo-wop scene featuring the three girls in blue slip dresses that pays homage to The Supremes, and a warehouse dance scene with Beyoncé-esque choreography. Trust says she worked with female director Jamie Dack to make sure that each scene came across as she envisioned it. The bedroom scene is meant to “display who we are alone in bed, not all glammed up, just you in your skin,” whereas the doo-wop scene is more “who you are expected to be in your life.” As for the warehouse scene, Trust describes it as embodying “your most idealized self; the warehouse scene is like, ‘Here we are, bitch, welcome home.’” 

Stylistically, the video's hot-and-cold color contrasts also played a big part in Trust's vision. Working with an almost all-woman team to bring the vision to fruition, Trust says she played with different color temperatures in an attempt to unify all the dancers. At the same time, the choreography was meant to create a domino effect. 

“I had this idea of a ripple effect to exemplify that this feeling happens individually to every person, and I wanted to visualize that reaction,” Trust explains. 

Check out the video for "Lose You," above, and click through the slideshow to see stills from the shoot. 

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video]



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As in Black Panther Political Party leader

It's been a running joke that the Black parents/grandparents of millennials were really confused about all of the Black Panther hoopla ahead of its 2018 release. Many of them were anticipating a movie about members of the Black Panther Political Party and didn't know who the hell T'Challa was. Well, those people are about to have their moment, and we're about to have another one.

Variety is reporting that Fred Hampton, the Black Panther leader at the center of the upcoming biopic Jesus Was My Homeboy, could be played by none other than Daniel Kaluuya. Apparently, he is in negotiations for the role. And he's not the only Black Panther alum in the mix. The Warner Bros. project is being produced by Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler. The same article reports that the forever swoon-worthy Lakeith Stanfield—who appeared with Kaluuya in Jordan Peele's Get Out—is also in negotiations, to play William O'Neal, an FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panther Party.

Coogler and Charles King are putting together a dream cast to tell a difficult story. Hampton was killed by the Chicago Police Department, while his pregnant girlfriend lay next to him, thanks in part to information they received from O'Neal. Whenever it's out, I strongly recommend having Black Panther queued up as a palate cleanser.