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Akua Naru Seraphim Artwork Square

OKP Premiere: Akua Naru Grasps Domestic Bliss In Her New Video For "Seraphim" (ft. Fetsum)

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Great songs often get referred to as "gems," but Akua Naru's "Seraphim" seems to make a mockery of that metaphor. A gorgeous song, captivating and surely worthy of desire, Naru's track has only grown in value as its aged; what initially struck listeners as a dazzling slice of modern soul brightened by the vocals of Fetsum has now faded into a beautiful place of escape. Over a choppy, invigorating beat laid down by drummer Daru Jones, roving bass, easy guitars and patient keyboards paint a soul masterpiece. The track is a standout on her fantastic The Miner's Canary LP, "Seraphim" is the sort of thing that other musicians and everyday listeners aspire to; If only life were as wonderful and full as this sound.

And now that longing, that sense of preciousness, is about to get a whole lot stronger. Okayplayer is very proud to present the world premiere of Akua Naru's music video for "Seraphim." In it, we get a taste of the best life imaginable as Naru and Fetsum play the part of a happy couple, wiling away an afternoon dancing to records at home, heading out to dig for new music and biking together past brownstones and flowers in the midst of their bloom. The clip ends with the two holding one another close under the gleaming sun--one has to ask, could it get much better than this?

Naru will be bringing a full band ensemble to Brooklyn, New York next month for a show at Rough Trade Records on July 19th (more info on that soon), and she has graciously made "Seraphim" available for a free download via her bandcamp page. You can read so, so much more about The Miner's Canaryhere, but first get to the good stuff and watch her brand new video below.