It would be easy to believe that Terrell Hines doesn't live in the present day. At least his mind doesn't. The Dublin, GA producer and songwriter creates music that constantly poses and tries to answer the question, "If shit popped off and society had to be rebuilt, how would I do it?" As a result, he contemplates what kind of metals someone would hypothetically gather in an "end of the world" scenario and then samples them in his music. It also doesn't come as a surprise that he would be one of the few artists involved in Beck's latest album Hyperspace.
In the Mishka Kornai-directed video, Hines attempts to break free of a society set in another dimension where people are limited in their movement via a strap attached to their backs. In an email, Hines explained the inspiration for the video: "'Get Up' is just my interpretation of the world we live in. Exploring plutocratic societies with a world building twist. Using my imagination to create something beautiful within the treacherous result of the human condition."
"Get Up" comes off of Hines' debut project St. Mark Rd. via Capitol Records.
Photo: Luis Alberto Rodriguez