A little while back we introduced you to Emanuel, the Toronto RnB artist who is gradually rising the ranks both in the Canadian and global music scenes. His single ‘Black Woman’ was already beautiful and thought-provoking as an audio, but the video adds a whole new brevity to this ballad that celebrates the beauty and diversity of every black woman.
Filmed in Los Angeles and directed by Jamar Harding (who has worked with Tinashé and Jay Sean), the video moves from one woman to the next, showcasing the various ages, shades and lifestyles, the resilience, beauty and uniqueness of each. All the while Emanuel’s poignant, and at times fragile, soulful voice soundtracked this collage of vibrant life.
Here Emanuel shares his thoughts on the whole ‘Black Woman’ project:
“Within the mainstream, Black women have been looked over, discredited and unheard. I wanted to shine a light on some intelligent, beautiful, deserving, talented and incredible women that you may or may not have heard of, from several walks of life. Hopefully this will inspire you to dive deeper and become part of a movement that embraces and encourages Black women of all shades and ethnicities, from all over the world. We see you. We hear you. We love you.”
The Canadian national, whose family hail from Ethiopia, is an essential new voice in RnB.