Directed by Jack Brown, who was also behind the “Nightrider” video featuring Freddie Gibbs, the animated visual is an ode to environmentalism and the longing for relaxed summer nights, perfectly aiding the track’s hazy grooves. “Yussef comes from a more experimental background, and he has a lot of loose, crazy ideas. I know how to write a catchy melody, but with interesting chords and I have a good understanding of popular song forms, so I think I streamlined those ideas and made them accessible,” Misch said in a statement. Dayes added, “I’d like to think, in some small way, that this album has a similar impact for people too – everything feels so divided these days, it would be nice for people to hear the record and hear two very different musicians coming together and realize it doesn’t have to be that way”.
Watch Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes’ “Tidal Wave” visual above.