kid apollo link up with dexter in the newsagent for new single and video ‘fantasise’
The track arrives as part of the trio’s new 5-track EP In Your Own Right, out today.
Brixton, London trio kid apollo have released their latest single ‘fantasise’ ft. dexter in the newsagent. The track arrives alongside a self-directed video (below) – shot in June this year in southeast London – which finds kid apollo building a motorbike with dexter in the newsagent in the space of one day.
‘fantasise’ coincides with the release of kid apollo’s new 5-track EP In Your Own Right, out today, featuring previously shared tracks ‘plansfor2,’ ‘know where to find me,’ and ‘been here before.’ The EP is self-produced and recorded by kid apollo and mixed by close collaborator Joseph Hartwell Jones (FKA Twigs, Olivia Dean, FLO).
Zeroing in on the idea of distance and what this creates between two people, ‘fantasise’ opens with an atmospheric guitar riff before switching gear with the addition of punchy bass kicks and a Jersey club-inspired beat as vocalist Jimmy HM sings “I checked I’m alive / cause dreams they deceive us / I cling to a lie,” closed out by a smart verse from dexter in the newsagent.
Speaking on its lyrical meaning, Jimmy explained:
“When there’s an element of distance in relationships, the space and emotion between communication kind of gets numbed to just a state of mind, rather than everything happening for real. It sounds simple but it’s weird to think about.”
On collaborating with dexter in the newsagent and the accompanying video for “fantasise”, the trio went on to say:
“We had pretty much finished the song but we felt like it needed something else and we’d all said – even before finishing it – that we could hear dexter on it. Luckily she liked it and put a super good verse down on it. The video is just translating this idea of fantasising into something slightly different which hopefully is kinda apparent when you watch. We just didn’t want to take the route of trying to portray exactly what’s going on in the song mainly because we feel like we’ve seen this sort of subject be portrayed a million times before. Frank (Ocean) has always been a big inspiration in our music and how he carries himself creatively. You can kinda tell the influence he’s had on us when you see the video and the general direction we’re going in sonically.”
Listen to the muddy lo-fi gem today.
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