The video for ‘Idontknow’ has been released today (May 6), and stars Belfast dancer and choreographer Oona Doherty. Doherty co-directed the clip with Luca Truffarelli, with the pair filming the video in Belfast the night before Northern Ireland went into coronavirus-enforced lockdown.
Doherty shared a verse to accompany the release of the ‘Idontknow’ video, which you can read below:
“I don’t know
Boiling up inside ya, Like a kettle
Like a frying pan spitting hot oil out.
Roaming, soaking, empty streets
Blue tv light beaming out
A dirty beat
Our stamping feet
Don’t know where to put it
Some times you just need a hug”
Speaking to Dazed, Doherty explained more about the choreography that features in the clip. “I was hitting the beats, but instead of having a long back and long arms and making the beat look beautiful, I was trying to hit the beat in frustration, because of the text that was sent [in the narrative of the video],” she said.
“I’m like, “For fuck’s sake,” stressing out, in a rush to go meet someone. The beat is an exaggeration of what a normal movement would be – an extreme version of physical mannerisms.”
Last month, Jamie xx continued his return to action by sharing a two-hour Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1.