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Video: Kevin Gates, “Neon Lights”

April 03, 2013


If you're looking for an entry point into Kevin Gates' already deep catalog, you could do a lot worse than "Neon Lights," which highlights all the things he does so well. Gates rides beats that sound like ecstasy-driven carnival rides, modulating his craggy baritone to alternately bulldoze and weave through fractured synths with heart. The video features Gates surrounded by neon and blacklights in a club (or just a room that is lit like one), looking forlorn, which is the best possible emotional landscape for his music.

Video: Kevin Gates, “Neon Lights”