Hailing from Philadelphia and now residing in Chicago, theMIND has collaborated with some of hip-hop’s brightest young stars like Mick Jenkins and Kirk Knight. Providing vocal backing on Jenkins’ “Wave[s]” and “The Water[s]” projects as well as joining him on his fall tour this past year, theMIND’s dream-driven content is beginning to make a wave all its own.
After releasing the visual for “Mercury Rising,” a claymation depiction of a young boy and girl who use their imagination to take them off the ground and away from their problems, the Chi Town crooner is back once again with a visual that will make you think. Keeping his looming, distorted sound intact, theMIND and directors Nathan Smith and Sebastian Sdaigui tell the story of a group of girls who leave their inhibitions behind in search of a little trouble and of course a good time. Like “Mercury Rising,” “Pale Rose” revisits a question while expanding on the song’s story-driven plot.
The visual comes to an abrupt conclusion when the group of girls crash theMIND’s performance in a violent matter while scattering the crowd. He explains the scenario to Noisey like this, “I don’t think my character is supposed to be real. I think it’s supposed to be like a figment of all of our imaginations. It’s supposed to be like the music that’s playing in the background.”
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