Open Mike Eagle has revisited his 2018 EP, What Happens When I Try to Relax, with an old-school video for project cut “Single Ghosts.”
In the self-directed clip, the Chicago rapper heads to a bar with his posse, where he meets an actual ghost. They get into a relationship, but she suddenly transforms into a giant who terrorizes the city. The visual also alludes to the ’80s with posters of classic movies of that era, including Flashdance, The Breakfast Club and Dirty Dancing.
“I directed this and went through a lot of hell to finally get it out,” Eagle explained in the video’s YouTube description. “It’s an homage to a style of ’80s video that I really love.”
In August, Eagle released “Whiskey and Push-Ups” for Chicago hip hop label Closed Sessions’ third compilation album. He previously dropped the soundtrack for his new Comedy Central show, The New Negroes, which includes “Police Myself” with MF Doom and “Unfiltered,” featuring Danny Brown.
Watch the video for “Single Ghosts” here: