Back in 2019, Copenhagen-based artist Nadia Tehran released her album Dozakh: All Lovers Hell on YEAR0001, the home of Yung Lean, Ecco2K, Bladee, and more. That project sought to reconfigure traditional notions of pop into a kind of personal performance art; "Jet" stood out in the tracklist, the only straightforward banger in the bunch. Today, The FADER is premiering the music video for the M.I.A.-adjacent tune, co-directed by Tehran and Ecco2K. The concept is simple: a dusty Volvo station wagon packed to bursting with Nadia and her stylish cohorts — the clip was shot last year, when "social distancing" wasn't part of our everyday lives.
"The video is a family portrait that reflects the diaspora life in Scandinavia," Tehran said in an email statement to The FADER. "It’s a celebration of being Scandibrown, of constantly moving and keeping the speed in our own universe. From a western eye, we might be the ignorant immigrants that the song talks about, but in reality, we are living the memory of a lost life; reenacting times we had in Iran, cruising around the streets of Mashhad with our cousins, as a way to feel free in a country where even music is illegal. But then again, even in the western part of the world, that freedom doesn’t exist either. It’s nearly impossible to ride in a car with all your POC friends without the police racially profiling you. That’s what it means to live life in the inherited void."
"Jet" will appear on Dozakh: All Lovers Hell (Expanded), a new version of the project with demos, remixes, and more, out September 9. As a bonus, enjoy the deluxe edition's remix of "Jet" from Habib1, streaming below; it's enchanting, corrupted club music of the first degree.
Thumbnail photo by Christoffer Sundqvist