Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Cyril Hahn & Javeon - Breaking

Cyril Hahn           


Cyril Hahn teams up with Bristol-based singer/songwriter Javeon on "Breaking". "Javeon sent me over some amazing stripped down vocals. It was just his voice and some guitar and had a much more melancholic vibe to it," says Hahn, "He asked me if I wanted to have a go at it to turn it into a full song so I gave it a try." Slow-grooving but dance floor-ready, "Breaking" is the perfect balance of Hahn's production and Javeon's vocals, a track so well-loved by the former that he decided to include it on Voices, set for official release in the coming months.

"More than a direct connection between song and video, we wanted to show contrast between style and surroundings," Javeon explains of the video for "Breaking," which was shot on location in various parts of London.

Directed by Joe Alexander and styled by Julia Sarr-Jamois, the video's aesthetic is inspired by the Rudeboy movement, a subculture that dates back to the early 70s. Embodied by dapper, well-dressed gentlemen, the movement is defined by sharp style: pin-tucked trousers, trilby hats, thin ties, bold color palettes, and smart shoes.