Esperanza Spalding Scores & Stars In Surreal New Short Film 'Gaze'
With her latest album, Esperanza Spalding defied expectations of critics and fans alike, bringing an entirely new style to the record that leaned just as much on Jaco’s Weather Report as Prince’s Madhouse. Basically, it’s Spalding’s world and she’s fully capable of doing whatever the hell she wants on record, on stage, or in today’s case, on film.
The new short film Gaze was released today as part of Ray Ban’s ongoing series, directed by Allie Avital and starring Spalding herself, who also provides an intoxicating score for the film. It follows a lustful young photog, infatuated with a firefighter that happens to live across the street and the damn-near deathly strides she’ll put herself through to gain just his attention. Spalding plays a radiant singer that lulls the couple mid-daydream, howling her own wispy tune. Watch Esperanza Spalding shine in the new short film Gaze down below and if you’ve yet to grab a copy of her new album Emily’s D+Evolution, you can do so on iTunes today. If you’re on the other side of the pond, you can catch Spalding live and direct as she charts the globe on tour.