ABOVE: KITTY CASH. PHOTO COURTESY OF JONNI CHEATWOOD
A Brooklyn-born talent whose Renaissance-woman ways (award-winning DJ, fashion publicist, and style star, among other accolades) are a force to be reckoned with, Kitty Cash has swiftly made 2014 her breakout year. First, Cash released the second installment in her R&B-centric mixtape series Love The Free, on which she was able to pull massive names like Willow Smith, SZA, Ryan Hemsworth, and Dev Hynes to take part. Smartly released as a stream along with a string of singles (and some awesome premiere parties to match), Cash’s next move is a visual component—tonight, she will host a screening at Red Bull Studios that features seven different visual interpretations created from songs on the tape, one of which we are happy to premiere below.
“This is the first film that I have ever made,” Cash says of the chic, simplistic clip, which employs SZA’s soulful, sexy contribution “Moodring” and features looks from fashion label Chromat. “I sat down with the director, Sandra Winther, and the next day we had a story board and was ready to shoot.”
Cash sees the visual addition as a way to expand the tape’s artful purpose. “What I love the most about this is that Love the Free was created to be a platform for progressive hip-hop and R&B artists. Now with the visual component, the audio serves as a platform for emerging filmmakers.”
LOVE THE FREE IS OUT NOW. KITTY CASH WILL HOST A SCREENING AT RED BULL STUDIOS TONIGHT. FOR MORE ON THE ARTIST, PLEASE VISIT HER WEBSITE.