This track surfaced in the closing days of 2012, but with Curtis’s buzz climbing to new levels every day since, it made a whole lot of sense to drop a video and bring the record back to life.
Directors Michael Kusumadjaja and Gunner Stahl employ a series of dark, trippy shots with VHS footage laced throughout to match the vibe of the track perfectly. Perhaps my favorite shot of the whole video is the one of Curtis performing in an empty pool – for whatever reason, it’s just the hint of eeriness the visual needed.
“Bare Essentials” is expected to appear on a new project from Curtis dropping later this year. Stay tuned.