Watch Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins Honor Their California Roots In "Where I'm From" [Premiere]
The track comes from the pair’s forthcoming collaborative album, Black Love & War, which they’re releasing under their G&D moniker.
“That’s where I’m from.” The words provide the hook and foundation for Georgia Anne Muldrow and Dudley Perkins‘ new song, “Where I’m From.” Taken from the pair’s forthcoming new album, Black Love & War, under their G&D moniker, it’s one of a few tracks from the new project that isn’t produced by Muldrow herself. (The beat was made by Mike & Keys.)
The beat’s laidback groove kicks off the music video, as Perkins discovers a dusty box filled with some sort of glowing, blue liquid in a closet presumably at his and Muldrow’s home. The two then take a late ride into the desert, pour out some of the liquid, and continue their journey, California turning from night to day. It feels ritualistic — a tribute to places that are integral to who Muldrow and Perkins are, giving thanks before starting their day.
“We’re from here [LA and Oxnard], but we were made to systematically forget where we’re from,” Muldrow said of the inspiration behind the video.
“Where I’m From” is one of 16 tracks from the upcoming Black Love & War album, which will be released on August 9. The album will feature Aloe Blacc, Latoiya Williams, Sean Biggs, and Ms. Dezy.
“I want folks to feel pumped listening to Black Love & War,” Georgia said in a press release for the album. “I want it to help them on their journey to fearlessness. I hope these songs help them release that magic, or makes their day more understandable.”
“This is the music that raises the vibration. We’re pushing each other for the betterment of the planet,” Perkins added. “We’ve gotta heal our people right now.”
Check out the video for “Where I’m From” above. It is directed by Charles Sicuso and produced by Perkins.