Aesop Rock has shared a video for his brand-new single, “The Gates.” The track is the first offering from Aesop’s upcoming album, Spirit World Field Guide, which will mark the artist’s first solo LP in over four years.
The accompanying visual features both live-action footage and illustrations by Justin “Coro” Kaufman. It follows three kids as they discover a mysterious book called Spirit World Field Guide, which turns out to be a portal to a magical world.
“If you are among the countless individuals who find themselves feeling both dead and alive at the same time, the information contained within may serve as an invaluable asset to your journey,” the rapper said of his upcoming album in a statement.
According to the statement, Spirit World Field Guide is a concept album about an alternative reality with its own “terrain, wildlife and social customs.” Fans can expect the new LP to be “rife with hallucinatory images of killer eels, magic spells and people on the run, peppered among anecdotes, recipes, survival tips, warnings, maps, drawings and more.”
Spirit World Field Guide arrives November 13. While you wait, watch the video for “The Gates” below: