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07 June 2010

Gil Scott-Heron "I'm New Here"

Gil Scott-Heron's new album "I'm New Here" takes it's name from the Smog track he has so competently covered. This is a version that's delivered with a balance of seasoned authority and humility. We think Dom's cut does this simple performance video justice; with it's roomy lingering shots and sensitive treatment none of the tracks artisty or regretful tone is lost.

Directors Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard said of the video:
"We wanted to shoot something bold and direct, that captured something of Gil's remarkable presence and the raw power of his performance. We filmed him the day before walking around his neighbourhood in Harlem then on the day we returned with Gil to the studio where much of his new album had been recorded. There's no narrative here, this is a deliberately simple video for a deceptively simple and beautiful song."

Watch it exclusively on the Guardian website: HERE

Directed by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard.
Produced by: by Dig for Fire
Editor: Dominic Leung, Trim
Colourist: Vic Parker, Prime Focus London