World Premiere Video: Aplus makes it great to talk to "Strangers"

(February 8, 2017) It’s a cold day on the streets near downtown Detroit, and there is even a bigger chill in the relationships of the many couples that are walking through those streets in the new video by R&B duo Aplus. The singing and songwriting sisters, Anesh and Antea Birchett, are the pride of fledgling Motor City label Original 1265 Recordings, and they show their stuff on the video for their newest single, “Strangers.” 

The Birchett sisters are not newcomers to the music game. They’ve been A-List songwriters for singers ranging from Beyonce to Tamar Braxton, and, though it took a few years, they’ve now moved to the front with their upcoming debut album, Pride Liberty Detroit.

(February 8, 2017) It’s a cold day on the streets near downtown Detroit, and there is even a bigger chill in the relationships of the many couples that are walking through those streets in the new video by R&B duo Aplus. The singing and songwriting sisters, Anesh and Antea Birchett, are the pride of fledgling Motor City label Original 1265 Recordings, and they show their stuff on the video for their newest single, “Strangers.” 

The Birchett sisters are not newcomers to the music game. They’ve been A-List songwriters for singers ranging from Beyonce to Tamar Braxton, and, though it took a few years, they’ve now moved to the front with their upcoming debut album, Pride Liberty Detroit.

But back to “Strangers.” The video, shot in the D’s Capitol Park district, shows a contagion of bad feelings between lovers, spreading until it seems like anger is absorbing the joy of the entire block. But the piano-driven song - made even more irresistible by the sisterly harmonies - takes a turn mid-way, providing hope for a change in the fortunes of the star-crossed lovers, before moving on to happier times in a concert scene featuring the talented duo.

The duo tells us that the video concept was inspired by the 1998 thriller Fallen starring Denzel Washington. In a climactic moment of the movie, the spirit of a deceased war general is being passed, via touch, through a sea of strange faces on a cold, wintry street. You would know the spirit had passed from one person to the next because you'd hear them singing the 1963 Rolling Stones single "Time Is On My Side”. This creative element is evident in Strangers.

We’re proud to present the World Premiere of the music video for “Strangers.” Check it out below and get ready to hear more from Aplus!

By Chris Rizik

WORLD PREMIERE VIDEO
Aplus – “Strangers”

 

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