By day Jonatan Leandoer Håstad is Yung Lean, a Swedish rapper who's had a successful 2022 thanks to the virality of his nine-year-old song "Ginseng Strip 2002" (TikTok's most popular song this year) and a new mixtape called Stardust. By night, he's an experimental pop artist called jonatan leandoer96 who collaborates with Dean Blunt and crafts personal, spectral ballads. A new jonatan leandoer96 album called Sugar World is out on February 3, and today you can watch the music video for the new single "Blue Light."
While the song is a sweetly melancholic rumination on our techno dystopia, its music video, directed by Olle Knutson and Philip Hovensjö, imagines Lean as a wedding singer shot with a VHS camcorder. Despite the smiling faces at the reception, this is a jonatan leandoer96 music video, meaning that not everything is as pleasant as it seems (the disgusting food is our first big hint). Watch above.