Earlier this summer, noise-rap act Clipping. (featuring Tony & Grammy winner Daveed Diggs) shared the glitch-heavy video for “Baby Don’t Sleep” off their upcoming Sci-Fi/dystopian concept album Splendor & Misery. As if we aren’t already hype enough, they’ve just dropped a new video for another album cut. Titled “Air ‘Em Out,” the video is directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada and features Daveed Diggs as a spacey astronaut. As Lopez Estrada explains…
“I met with Clipping a few months ago to talk about potential ideas for this video and Jonathan half jokingly said that we should put Daveed in zero gravity. I emailed them back a few days later saying “I know you were kidding, but what if we do?” We then embarked on a wonderful creative journey of scrappy visual effect techniques and ended up with our own janky version of zero gravity, which turned up to be a pretty cool thing, I believe.”
Watch the video for “Air ‘Em Out” above.
Splendor & Misery comes out September 9, 2016 on Sub Pop, pre-order it here and catch Clipping. live at the dates below.
Sep. 08 – Los Angeles, CA – Highways Performance Space*
Sep. 11 – San Francisco, CA – San Francisco Electronic Music Festival
Sep. 30 – Los Angeles, CA – The Smell (Benefit Show)
* w/ Busdriver, Pedestrian Deposit