words by Evan Winter
From the same Miami neighborhood as South Florida standout Denzel Curry is Twelve'Len, the carefree Carol City singer who categorizes his genre-bending sound as a blend of rock and soul. In addition to his own three-plus years of material, he's laid vocals on a few of Curry's songs – most recently "If Tomorrow's Not Here" from Imperial. He just dropped a wildly creative short film titled "All Week Long," to accompany the third single called "Jack & Ginger" from his forthcoming album Fri(ends).
Directed, filmed and animated by Jonathan M. Machado, the video is quite a masterpiece; from the Mr. Robot- and Stranger Things-themed intro, to the 2-D collage style and trippy net art aesthetic throughout, the visuals are out of this world. As the singer travels through space, time and dimensions – whether by Uber, plane or UFO – he never stops looking for his loved one as he sings, "I gotta wait all week long, until I could have you / The distance between us, it kills me too / When life becomes work, home, work, it's like deja vu / But all week long I dream, and be patient and wait for you."
Twelve'Len described how the video's concept came about to The FADER: "Machado came up with the space travel idea in order to enter another dimension and find love — as well as other underlying messages that I rather the audience strip and discover themselves while watching. The woman in the video is a multi-cultural collage, representing the divine feminine."
Check out the video for "All Week Long" below, and stream the newly released Fri(end)s album, which features the song "Jack & Ginger," from the video.