Everything Is Recorded — the collaborative artist project lead by musician, record producer and XL Recordings co-founder Richard Russell — releases the video for “She Said” featuring Obongjayar and Kamasi Washington. The track is off Everything Is Recorded’s self-titled LP, which dropped in February.
The video is directed by Dear Mr Quistgaard and viewers get to see Russell, Obongjayar, and Washington joined by the British Olympic judo team. Speaking about the video, Russell says to FADER:
I first heard Steven (Obongjayar) via a demo he put up on Soundcloud while I was recording my album. At that time he was based in East Anglia. I invited him to a session at my place in west London and asked Damon in to play keys … the whole thing just clicked and we recorded “She Said” in 3 hours. Obongjayar is just such a positive force. At the point we recorded the song he had no studio experience but he had great energy and instincts, the song was written and recorded spontaneously, then and there. Making the video was a blast, Steven got beaten up by some badass female martial artists, and I got to use my bonsai skills.
The LP was recorded at Russell’s Copper House studio in London and features a strong list of guest appearances alongside instrumental contributions from Sampha, Giggs, Ibeyi, Obongjayar, Infinite, Wiki, Syd, Kamasi Washington, Damon Albarn, Rachel Zeffira, Peter Gabriel, Green Gartside, Owen Pallett and more.
Watch the video above.