THEESatisfaction, Shabazz Palaces, and Porter Ray are all unique stars in the Seattle-based collective Black Constellation, a group of musicians and artists who are responsible for some of the most enlightening, genre-bending sounds of the past few years. THEESatisfaction’s style in particular lends itself to a variety of descriptors — avant-rap and astral jazz being the most prominent — and their songs traverse topics of race, gender, and cultural hybridization without bending to mainstream standards. “EarthEE” is the title track off of THEESatisfaction’s latest album, and it finds the duo collaborating alongside their peers Porter Ray and Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces. The new Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes directed video features the group performing against a backdrop of deep indigo textiles, which Alley-Barns says is “a short visual meditation on the textile traditions of home, sacred Geo Metrics, theta based communication and the whirling dervish. A sonically driven work of ancient Afro continuum…” Watch below.
EarthEE is out now on Sub Pop. Buy it here.