Morphine – [Princess Nokia]

Back in April, Princess Nokia dropped her pivotal “A Girl Cried Red” mixtape. The project marked an important shift for the viral New York artist: while her previous projects drew from dark, aggressive trap influences, AGCR took things on a more alternative route, trading in cold bars for angst-ridden melodies. So, it’s fitting that the new visual for “Morphine”, a standout track off AGCR, captures the rebellious energy of a rooftop rave in New York. Filling the scene with beautiful, colorfully dressed dancers looking like they’re having the time of their lives, Nokia just wants everyone to have a good time with her music. It’s an unexpected contrast to see such a bright visual accompanying lyrics centered on feelings of loneliness, but directors Travis Libin and Destiny Frasqueri make it work in a weirdly compelling way.