Become a “True Believer” with clipping.’s new video
Californian experimental noise hip-hop trio clipping. has come back with yet another visually striking video for their track ‘True Believer’.
The video is directed by long time collaborator Carlos Lopez-Estrada and follows an astronaut played by Paul Outlaw as he is lifted from earth into space. The video is making a clear link between itself and clipping.‘s album Splendor and Misery where the album cover is an astronaut floating in the vast emptiness of space. Overall, the slow lift off into the Californian skyline is a fitting way to tie it all together, in true clipping. style.
The song itself is minimal in the scope of production, featuring some industrial bangs and clangs mixed with distorted white noise. All of this really puts focus on the lyrics of Daveed Diggs. Maintaining the themes of the album by telling the story of slaves in space, the track is atmospheric and really feels like part of something huge – which it is.
If you enjoy the video ‘True Believer’ but haven’t heard it within the context of the album, I’d recommend it one hundred percent as it is just part of the epic narrative that clipping. have crafted. clipping. are some of the hardest working artists, always creating new music or finding ways to make their previous work come back up again with something new attached. We can’t wait for their next video.
Words by Aiden Benavides