Ecca Vandal has a reputation for being one of the most forward-thinking artists in the Australian music scene, but in her stellar new video for her single ‘Your Orbit’ featuring Sampa The Great, she’s rewinding the clock to the era of classic ’90s hip-hop clips in a spectacular way.
The electrifying, Melbourne-based musical force has created a video that will give you flashbacks to the Outkast universe, Naughty by Nature block parties, and the Beastie Boys spitting straight into fisheye lenses.
The video boasts a diverse, all-female cast, back-dropped by some of Sydney’s most marginalised (the Sirius Building) and corporate (Martin Place) landmarks, reinforcing Ecca and Sampa’s statuses as part of the growing list of voices challenging the status quo of what music sounds and looks like in Australia and how it is seen globally.
Lifted off her critically-acclaimed, self-titled debut album, which is out now via Dew Process / Island Records, ‘Your Orbit’ wasco-written with Darwin Deez and is an intergalactic voyage through universes normally only populated by the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu, Outkast and Lauryn Hill. The result is unlike anything that’s previously existed in Ecca’s repertoire.
The video’s release is just another tick in the box for Vandal after experiencing some huge career moments in the last 12 months, including releasing her debut album to widespread acclaim (triple j Feature album, #9 Rolling Stone Australia’s albums of 2017, multiple 5 star reviews), performing across all dates of The Falls Music & Arts Festival,signing a global publishing deal,making her live UK debut, and being named in the NME Top 100 for 2018.
See the video below.
ECCA VANDAL PLAYS:
May 17 – Brighton, UK – The Great Escape
May 19 – Brighton, UK – The Great Escape
May 20 – London, UK – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
May 24 – Leeds, UK – Oporto
May 25 – Manchester, UK – Dot To Dot Fest
May 26 – Bristol, UK – Dot To Dot Fest
May 27 – Nottingham, UK – Dot To Dot Fest
May 29 – London, UK – The Old Blue Last
Jun 2 – Nimes, FR – This is Not A Love Song Fest
Jun 5 – Tours, FR – Aucard de Tours Fest
Jun 6 – Crans-pres Celigny, CH – Caribana Fest
Jun 10 – London, UK – Download Fest
Jul 14 – Paris, FR – Afropunk Fest
Jul 28 & 29 – Saint Nazaire, FR – Les Escales Fest
Aug 9 – Skanderborg, DK – Smukfest
Aug 25 – Reading, UK – Reading Fest
Aug 26 – Leeds, UK – Leeds Fest