Daniel Caesar‘s three sold out shows here earlier are indicative of how globally esteemed his handle on simmering R&B is. In time to come, his 2017 debut album Freudian will be remembered as the herald of a path-lighting career. Today, the Canadian savant shares the accompanying visual for one of the album’s standouts “Best Part”, which features likewise blossoming R&B enigma H.E.R..
What makes the clip such a lovely companion to the music is that directors Keavan Yazdani and Sean Brown have opted to translate its charms with tasteful simplicity. Instead of adorning the heart-on-sleeve love song – “If life is a movie / Oh you’re the best part” – with unnecessary filigree, they’ve framed the pair in separate frames, with Caesar strolling on the beach at sunrise and H.E.R. doing the same at sunset. A wispy sepia hue emblazons both. It’s a simple stroke with a high-impact payload.
Watch it below.