Bas Looks To The Clouds & Releases One Of The Year’s Most Creative Videos
With the March release of Too High to Riot, Paris-born Sudanese MC Bas has made great strides in stepping forth as some of the strongest talent in J. Cole’s Dreamville camp. Though his sophomore LP, it is arguably his most standout offer to date, with singles “Night Job,” “Housewives,” “Methylone,” “Matches,” and “Dopamine” helping him sell out many of his national tour dates. His relationship with Ab-Soul (the two worked on a “Housewives” remix in addition to Ab-Soul’s latest single, “Braille”) has extended the New York-raised spitter’s fanbase from coast-to-coast, a base he has been building since his inaugural mixtape, Quarter Water Raised Me Vol. 1, over five years ago.
Today (November 7), Bas releases the Scott Lazer-directed video for Too High to Riot‘s sixth single, the whimsical love song “Clouds Never Get Old.” The lyrics are littered with humorous quips, and now its accompanying visuals give it a fanciful mini-movie. Bikini-clad women fall from the sky, clever camera tricks delight the eye, and a tandem-bike ride through Los Angeles’s Valley Glen neighborhood becomes a metaphor for tricky relationships.
It’s likely the final video of 2016 for Bas, but that doesn’t mean he’s done working. In fact, he’s gearing up for his first headlining international tour, which will float him across Europe beginning with a November 13 show in the city of his birth.