Flee’s XOOL SUMMER is the perfect example of an artist building a world around their music. With every new project, the Queens native makes sure to turn his songs into “moments” in and of themselves, fit to soundtrack a variety of occasions for listeners, whether at a party, in the car, by themselves, etc. One song, in particular, that holds this power perhaps more than any other on the tape is “Swish/Use 2” — a collaboration with Brent Faiyaz that ended up one of my most-listened-to records of 2019.
Today, Flee is here to revisit the standout track with a brand new set of visuals. Bringing Faiyaz and an entire crew of people to a beach house party, the nonchalant charisma in the music video perfectly captures the essence of the song. Without ever trying too hard, it captures an attitude perfect for the New Year, as facilitated by Stoopid Xool and Cash Cobain’s decadent, ever-relaxed production.
Flee has dropped off an abundance of anthems over the past few years, but “Swish/Use 2” is one that easily rushes to the top. Queens’ own is on a gradual rise, and with names like Pi’erre Bourne in his corner, 2020 might just be the year that he pops. Keep a close eye out for more from Flee in the future and in the meantime, peep the incredible new music video for “Swish/Use 2” below!