Open Mike Eagle explores the cyclical nature of trauma in the video for his new single, “Death Parade.”
The animated clip is an illustration of “the personal trauma that’s been a through-line in my life and how traumatized people tend to inflict more trauma on themselves and others,” Mike explained in a press release. “That kid grew up / And messed his kid up / And fucked her shit up / Then she fucked dude up / It all got screwed up,” Mike spits.
“Death Parade” will appear on Mike’s upcoming album, Anime, Trauma and Divorce, alongside the song “Bucciarati.” The full-length, due out Friday, will be the rapper’s first solo studio LP since 2017’s Brick Body Kids Still Daydream. In 2018, he dropped the EP What Happens When I Try to Relax, which featured the tracks “Every Single Thing” and “Single Ghosts.”
Watch the video for “Death Parade” below: