Bonobo f/ Grey Reverend – “Forest Fires” | Music Video


Talented is a word often thrown around, but when describing Bonobo it almost feels too limiting. The exceptionally gifted (and let me assure you that’s no exaggeration) artist has dropped a video for “First Fires”, the intro track to his latest album The North Borders, which features guest vocals from Grey Reverend. Directed by Alex Takacs, also known as Young Replicant, the visuals are just as deep and layered as the song itself, telling the tale of a relationship’s poisonous end through fragmented, interwoven memories. Having directed videos for Baths, The XX and Purity Ring among others, the director has another testament to his talent to add to his belt.

“First Fires” is the second single from the album, following the explosive track “Cirrus”. The North Borders was released on 21st March, and also features the vocal talents of Erykah Badu, Cornelia and Szjerdene.