TEXT: SOPHIA JENNINGS ('16), CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
It's been quite a week for NYC collective Camp and Street. On Friday, Le1f (Khalif Diouf '11) released his SOPHIE-produced "Koi" music video, announcing the rapper's return and preparing fans for his upcoming studio album debut. This morning, newest collective member Zain Alam ('13) premiered his first music video as Humeysha.
A former CSS-major, Alam moved to India after graduation to study the effects of Partition, funded by the American India Foundation. Returning to New York after a year, Humeysha draws upon the artist's experiences on both continents, from a childhood in Kennesaw, Georgia to his mastering of urban life in Uttar Pradesh. Produced by friend and classmate Dylan Bostick ('13) of Wet Leather, Alam's upcoming LP is set to release this fall.
For his video, Alam collabored with director Ethan Young ('13), calling upon Bostick and Adele Borden ('12) as producers and Emily Schubert ('13) as an additional animator. This is the second music video out from the promising Bed-Stuy based director, his "Brothers" video for punk band UV Rays featuring Danny Sullivan ('13) and Adrian DeFontaine ('13) was released in June. Back in 2014, his thesis Trauma made the festival rounds, winning a Jury Award at the Lighthouse International Film Festival. This is also the director that found 26 dead goat heads in Middletown.