This week’s #5NewVideos list consists of Knife Fighter, Young Karin, Lil Peep, and more.
Knife Fighter – For Profit Prophet (Submission)
It’s been some time that we’ve marvelled over something so arresting. Knife Fighter, an Electro-Grunge artist from the United Kingdom, now based in Hong Kong, used footage from Alejandro Jodorowsky’s “The Holy Mountain” to bring astounding messaging to the grungy soundscape. Visually, it reminds me of a film released twenty years later called, Baraka. At first glance, the start of the track reminded me of “Shut Me Up” by Mindless Self Indulgence. If I had the signing power and the financial backing I want, I would sign Knife Fighter. Hey, who knows what the future will bring.
You can watch the uncensored version of the video now on the band’s website.
Ofscar – Nice to be in Orbit (Submission)
Galactic, literally and out of this world, comes a visual for a track titled, “Nice to be in Orbit.” Ofscar, the Los Angeles-based artist, thanked NASA for the footage of less-trodden spaces. Subsequently, we thank Ofscar for providing such a peacefully record. Watch the celestial video below.
Young Karin – Peakin’ featuring Logi Pedro (Submission)
I won’t lie to you. Logi Pedro reminded me so much of Travis Scott, but that’s what happens, right? We become influenced by what we hear, and what we like. The first time I watched the 21-year-old Icelandic singer’s music video for “Peakin'”, it made me happy. It shows me that the music will continue, and we will continue to influence and lead.
Two years ago, the controversial group released an EP titled, “PYK“, together. Wonderland also premiered an official video from it—Bones. The publication referred to the record as “frantic electronic sounds.” If you’re wondering about their controversy, apparently, it stems from winning an Icelandic Music Award.
Lil Peep – Say That Shit (Personal)
From watching the video for “Save That Shit”, I understand why people loved Lil Peep. His sound is attractive Emo-Rap. Honestly, I think he could have taken the Emo-Rap thing full throttle. Hell, I feel like every rapper except for Lil Yachty is emo. In the past, we have experienced different styles and variations of the genre. Subsequently, I think it is irresponsible (for a music journalist) to call him the pioneer. That would mean Kid Cudi and Eminem didn’t exist.
Unfortunately, he passed away on the night of my birthday, so I won’t be able to see him live.
RSXGLD (Ro Spit & 14KT) – ICU (Submission)
Nothing beats boom bap when it’s well-done. Meticulously-crafted production and lyricism bring the two Detroiters together, serving an outstanding collaboration made in the Motor City.
The twelve-track self-titled LP features Royce Da 5’9”, Elzhi, and many more. Usually, in my eyes (and ears), Detroit can do no wrong.
Party Nails – So Broke (Submission) (Bonus)
When you’re a struggling artist, broke is your first, middle, and last name. Party Nails, the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and producer just keeps it real. How many people in the business do you know who like to fake the funk? Watch the latest video from her arsenal of catchy, pop songs, as she works on her forthcoming debut album. Women directed the $200 video: Bia, and her assistant, Naz Massaro.