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Jade de LaFleur Plots Drug Heist in ‘Blue Notes and Green Trees’ Video

'Saint Heron' artist shares a clip for her powerful 'Jaded' EP, out now

We first met Jade de LaFleur via Solange Knowles’ Saint Heron compilation, but like so many others on that album, the Brooklyn singer stands strong on her own two legs. But if there was any doubt, look no further than the video above, for “Blue Notes and Green Trees” from her just-out EP Jaded. The song itself is a pained blues ballad about the wages of romance: “Why call it love when it’s a war?” de LaFleur coos in the beginning, pensive piano and lonely trumpet echoing the mood perfectly. Meanwhile, director Jordan Riggs of High5Collective (Frank Ocean, the Weeknd) gives us a silent film to go with. Therein, de LaFleur plays an indentured crack cook with an ulterior agenda that includes a clutch assist from fellow vocalist Ro James. Stay tuned for part two.