Cherushii & Maria Minerva (aka Maria Juur) released their self-titled 12-inch via Los Angeles’ 100% Silk on February 15, with a music video for ‘Out By Myself’ premiering on AQNB today. Directed by label co-founder Amanda Kramer, shot and edited by Noel David Taylor, the video is the latest drop from the record that comes two years after producer Chelsea Faith (aka Cherushii)’s passing.
Cherushii & Maria Minerva had been largely written, recorded, and mixed before Faith tragically lost her life in the 2016 Oakland fire. Devoted friends and loved ones David Last, Adam Gunther and Brian Foote finished them off with Juur to produce this affectionate pop and deep house tribute from the community left behind.
The video features Juur with dancers Bashir Naim and Shamu Azizam performing within the signature lo-fi visual aesthetic for which Kramer is known. This time it’s applied to the cheap and glorious bootleg feel of a 90s house VHS taping to meet the dazzling melodic sequences and shimmering sweeps celebrating a life and eternal friendship.**
Cherushii & Maria Minerva’s self-titled 12-inch was released via Los Angeles’ 100% Silk on February 15, 2019.