Just ahead of the release of his new album Magic Boy, Bartees & The Strange Fruit (Bartees Cox) has released a music video for his drop dead gorgeous track “IDK”. Even though we’re not big on acronyms, we are incredibly happy we gave this one a shot. Bartees’ voice is voluptuous almost in its delivery, beautiful and far-reaching in its range. But even without the accompanying guitar, his voice holds its own and essentially drives the entire track, something that brings us back to the beauty and simplicity of utilizing the voice as an instrument. The slow motion, precise movements in the video just really allow you to focus on the bittersweet, heart-driven lyrics as you gaze at the Manhattan skyline behind Bartees.

We love everything about this.

Magic Boy is out December 8th and is available for preorder now. Keep up with Bartees & The Strange Fruit here.

Meredith Schneider