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Watch Solange, Dev Hynes And Kelela Jam Together In New Calvin Klein Ad

A couple weeks ago came the release of Raf Simons‘ new Calvin Klein campaign, which includes SolangeKelelaDev Hynes, Adam Bainbridge (of Kindness) and Caroline Polachek (of Chairlift). Now, a short video has been released which shows the group of artists working on a song together.

READ: Solange, Dev Hynes, Kelela And More Appear In Raf Simons’ New Calvin Klein Campaign

The jam sessions includes some notable moments, particularly Solange and Kelela harmonizing together as the rest of the collective built music around the two’s vocal parts.

A month ago, Solange spoke in depth about her critically acclaimed album A Seat at the Table, and the experiences she had while creating it.

“I knew I had to make this record to become a better human, better mother, better wife, better friend,” Solange said to Glamour magazine. “I knew I was carrying around so many microaggressions that transitioned into trauma… I needed to disassemble these things as much as possible so I could operate from a place of healing and so I wouldn’t pass that negativity on to my son.”

Solange also spoke about curating experiences following the album’s release, and the importance of performing the music to black audiences, no matter how big or small they are, as well as thanked her mother, Grace JonesErykah Badu, and Kelis for being a source of inspiration in her life.

“For so long this idea existed that as black women, we could not be multifaceted and nuanced. I’m excited I get to be this complex, complicated, loud, vocal, flawed woman and still be worthy of recognition. It only makes me want to keep evolving. Keep standing. Keep fighting to make sure my body is my body, my mind is my mind, my story is my story,” Solange said.

Elijah C. Watson

Elijah Watson serves as Okayplayer's News & Culture Editor. When he's not writing he's listening to Sade and crying or watching My Hero Academia with his partner.

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