Watch Joel Ross’ artful music video for “Yana”

    From the vibraphonist’s recent album, ‘KingMaker.’

    Joel Ross Yana MV
    Image: Joel Ross official YouTube

    Joel Ross released his debut album, KingMaker, on Blue Note earlier this month. He’s since followed up with a video for the single “Yana.”

    Directed by Daveion Thompson, the video follows Ross and a female companion (played by Xulani Akel) in a series of abstract scenes in a house and field. Together, they exchange meaningful glances, fidget and dance. At one point, Ross seizes his vibraphone mallets to play an invisible instrument. It’s not a straightforward clip, but it is one that fans of Solange’s recent work will appreciate.

    Watch it here: