British artist Kay Young flexes all over "Sweet Dreams," her debut single and the first fruit of a deal with Jay-Z's Roc Nation label. Discovered by Jay Electronica in the U.K., Young flips the script between rapping over boom-bap production and jazzy piano and delivering her own pillow-soft chorus.
The "Sweet Dreams" video is similarly versatile, starting with an intense shot of Youg hanging upside down in a straitjacket before switching to neon shades for the softer, vocal-led parts of the song. Young's U.K. sound comes to the fore toward the end of the song as she raps in double time about thick thighs and "making a great escape."
Speaking to The FADER about her video, Young said: “Having to be hung upside down in the video was a surreal understanding that I was about to be born into my new reality.”
Check "Sweet Dreams" out above.