NNAMDÏ Shares Animated Video for 'BRAT' Record "Glass Casket"

Illustrated by Stephen Smith.

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NNAMDÏ‘s latest studio album BRAT arrived in April and the artist has already dropped several visuals to support the project. Now the musician has released yet another music video for his track “Glass Casket,” sharing a Stephen Smith-animated flick that sees the experimental rapper take on various fantastical personas.

Throughout the video — which premiered on Adult Swim last Saturday — NNAMDÏ transforms into over 45 different illustrations, becoming a farmer one minute, an astronaut the next and even a piece of cheese after that. The images coincide with his introspective lyrics in the song, which reflect the Chicago artist’s anticipation around being able to care for his family and loved ones.

“His music keeps you guessing while feeling very honest. ‘Glass Casket’ is a grounded song about identity and Nnamdi’s relationship with his choices,” Smith said. “So showcasing him in classic roles and keeping his core self ever-present seemed to strongly resonate. Almost oblivious to his outfit changes, and with the increasing abstract versions of Nnamdi, there’s an inevitable pull to the creative and unique identity in which he shares through his music.”

When speaking to HYPEBEAST previously of “Glass Casket,” NNAMDÏ explained that certain anxieties which he expressed in the song are no longer troubling him. “I’m not worried because I know that I’m gonna work and make it happen. If I look at myself three years ago, it’s already an extreme jump,” he said. “I’m always trying to expand and chase the next thing to build. I don’t feel those exact feelings — I don’t have the anxiety or the worry because my drive has overtaken control of that anxiety.”

Watch the official video for “Glass Casket” now above, and look out for the vinyl edition of the record to release on May 22.

For more from the artist, catch up on his BRAT single “Flowers To My Demons” or stream the album below.

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