Flatbush Zombies have returned with a brand-new song “Afterlife,” which was produced by James Blake.
The rap trio—which comprises rappers Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice and Erick the Architect—take turns spitting fiery bars over Blake’s haunting production. “I’m a slave on the modern ship / NBA, NFL, not on politics / Got bored on ’em, got awards on ’em / Nowadays, they’re treatin’ music like tourism,” Erick raps on the opening before Darko and Juice jump in.
The song dropped alongside a wicked music video that was shot in Paris before the coronavirus pandemic. Directed by Arnaud Bresson, the clip transforms the trio and the rest of their gang into eerie skeletal figures.
According to Bresson, they’d worked with a post-production company to achieve that x-ray film-like effect without endangering the stars. “We used multi-camera tracking, recorded the positions and movements of our characters to extract and apply to our 3D compositions,” he said in a statement. “It took four months of work to find the perfect style.”
Blake, on the other hand, released a new song last month titled “Are You Even Real?” The uptempo love song, dedicated to his partner Jameela Jamil, was co-written with a group of pop songwriters.
Watch the video for “Afterlife” below: