Open Mike Eagle explores trauma in “Death Parade” MV

A cut from his new album, ‘Anime, Trauma and Divorce.’

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:

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