London producer KRASH, whose debut EP just came out on grime and hip-hop producer Darq E Freaker's Thrift World Order imprint, graduated with first class honors from the University of the Arts in London for Film and TV Production. Today.
Diploma in hand, KRASH is sharing a video for "Young" off his EP of the same name. The song is dark and complex, a rumination on the daunting concept of growing up, as KRASH told us in an email. "It communicates a mixture of anxiety and compassion, surrounded by intimate vocal drops against hard drums," he said. "Feeling protected by darkness and overshadowed by my surroundings, the visual expresses me escaping my safe place."
KRASH made the "Young" video himself, which is more like a wordless short film than a music video. The camera follows a hooded figure wearing a "POLIZEI"-emblazoned jacket, walking through the woods under the shadow of storm clouds until he sees a dragon — perhaps a manifestation of an inner power. "Guided by an unexplainable, obscure force," KRASH wrote of the narrative, "I'm ultimately exposed to a brighter path."