Last Valentine’s Day, Filipino-Nepali soul/R&B singer Jason Dhakal dropped the music video for “Body & Soul,” the first of seven tracks from his debut EP lovesound, distributed by Warner Music Philippines.
The music video, directed & produced by TwoFold Media, begins with the ethereal “dream2doubt – interlude,” the 4th track from lovesound, used as a mood-setter to ease into the languorous boldness of “Body & Soul.” It starts off with a scenic pan of luscious cove, slowly revealing Jason lounging by a pool with daintily scattered flower petals at night, almost auspiciously looking at a curious peach before biting into it and plunging into the pool.
The video’s narrative takes a more sensual turn as it dives deeper into the concept of sexual exploration and non-conventional forms of intimacy and relationships. Daytime scenes with two individuals who seem to be home alone are interspliced with striking imagery of their fantasies through highly suggestive close-ups of fruits, flowers, food, and other similar images –a candid and grounded approach to eroticism that sends a powerful message that’s uncommon in today’s local media.
Produced by the prolific and widely renowned Lustbass, “Body & Soul” unapologetically indulges in the adoration of one’s beloved and the craving to merge with him/her on every level. “Let me ease your mind / Your soul, your body / Cater only to you, you’re mine / Ain’t fucking with nobody,” Jason croons passionately in the chorus.
“Body & Soul” is the follow-up to Jason’s single “Endlessly + Tenderly” which was released last August as part of semilucent – the debut mixtape by 88rising’s new label Paradise Rising, which featured emerging Filipino artists such as Leila Alcasid and Massiah among others.
The 20-year-old singer, as represented by B-Side Productions, has also previously collaborated with other artists like JCON, CRWN, Arthur Nery, and Claudia Barretto.
Along with the release of the music video for “Body & Soul,” Jason also released red versions of lovesound shirts to celebrate the anniversary of its drop in Valentine’s Day 2020. Avail of the shirts on www.jasondhakal.com.
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