London rapper Jesse James Solomon makes music that feels like a slow prowl around the streets at night: it's as vaguely unsettling and dark as it is mellow and laid-back. His bitter 2015 single "YPT" is a stand-out example, spinning the hook this could be us but you playin' though into a listless, deadpan drawl.
As Solomon told it to The FADER over email: "She played tennis, I retired from football about 18 months ago. When I said she was playing I was serious—she was almost too busy pursuing her tennis career to engage with my attempts at her heart. So I made a song and hooked up with Noah Lee, who is a wonderful filmmaker from L.A. and we created a beautiful visual to accompany this piece." Beautiful is definitely one way to describe it. But with its blunt-smoking puppets, surreal dollhouse sets, and unexpected gore, mildly terrifying is another. Watch it above.