Theophilus London: Tribe (Feat. Jesse Boykins III)
Theophilus London releases the Brodinski & Club Cheval-produced first single "Tribes" featuring frequent collaborator Jessie Boykins III from his upcoming VIBES! LP which hits stores this fall. Adding to the already impressive list of collaborators, the single features artwork shot by legendary designer, artist and photographer Karl Lagerfeld who has art directed and photographed all photos for the upcoming release. The two linked up in Paris earlier this year to put the cover together.
"I met Karl maybe three years ago," London said, explaining that Lagerfeld had asked to photograph him for his 2012 book with Carine Roitfeld, "The Little Black Jacket: Chanel's Classic Revisited" where the two became friendly enough for London to ask him to work on the art for his sophomore album. "[My agent] called me with Karl on speaker and Karl was like, 'Yes, I'll shoot your cover.' I was freaking out, screaming. I was like a kid. I've always admired him. He's a genius in so many different ways."
The single - which features an impromptu jumping shot of an ecstatic London in a Dior jacket - is currently available for purchase on iTunes, here.