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Esperanza Spalding Scores & Stars In Short Film 'Gaze'

The latest from Ray Ban's 'Never Hide' film series.

Myles Katherine

Nowadays, being an artist is more than simply releasing a few one-off tracks here and there. With today’s budgets, even a short conceptual film to accompany your artistry and take as a visionary, represents the sort of ambition that is the province of your Kanyes and Björks.

After entering into that creative world a few years back with her extended "Radio Song" visual, Esperanza Spalding is now the center of Ray Ban’s latest Never Hide Film series. Featuring a score from jazz composer Kamasi Washington last year, Spalding stars and arranges new original songs in the short film titled Gaze. Directed by Allie Avital, who helmed music videos by Chairlift and Hundred Waters, and produced by Yours Truly, the film is an artistic take on a cry for new love.

Watch it below.

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