Song produced by Rex Kudo, Charlie Handsome, & Leon Thomas
Director: Martin C. Pariseau
Producer: Evren Boisjoli (Romeo&Fils)
Production Manager: Rachel Prudhomme
DOP: Ariel Methot
AC: Harold Cassiere
Editor: Xavier Levesque
Colorist: Charles-Etienne Pascal
VFX: Laurent Bernier
Camera Supplied by: Achromatic Media Inc.
Line Producer: Carleen Samuels
Production Manager: Tiffany Lewis
Casting: Angiel Shaw
Driver: Jermaine Ewing
Boy: Damanhi Mcghuie
River Mumma: Oprah Forknot
Allan Kingdom’s Northern Lights is one of 2016’s best albums, and it’s also one of the most cohesive hip-hop releases of the year so far. In a modern soundscape characterized by random one-off hits, fleeting trends, and constant artist reinventions, Allan Kingdom established a clear vision and carved out his own lane with this project—no fluff, no unnecessary features, and no pandering.
Nothern Lights is one of those projects you can listen to from front to back without skipping tracks, but “Fables” is a standout moment, setting an almost spiritual tone that acts to contrast the fun album-opener “The Ride.”
To capture the spirit of “Fables,” Allan Kingdom traveled to Chronixx’s homeland of Jamaica for a beautiful video shoot showing the mountains, forests, and nature of Kingston. It also shows Allan rapping under a waterfall, which is something we wish we saw more of in rap videos.
“Shooting the ‘Fables’ video in Jamaica was amazing,” Allan explains. “We were down there for a week soaking up the energy. I think you’ll be able to feel it through the new video and sounds coming up. Shout out to Chronixx and everyone involved who helped bring the video to life.”