Hoodboi gets a hypnotic video for thumping new single ‘Closer’
LA producer Roger Schami’s new single is a mesmerising tangle of heavy bass, frenzied dance beats and melodic vocals, so it’s only fair that the track now has a mesmerising video to accompany it.
Directed by SHINOSM, the clip for ‘Closer’ – featuring New York duo ASTR, on what’s Hoodboi‘s first new music since last year’s celebrated Palm Reader EP – sees artist Anny Wang’s artwork for the single morph into a CGI spectacle featuring underwater light-shows and electrical storms, witnessed from clouds.
“Initially, I reached out to Anny Wang to create the still artwork for ‘Closer’. We had worked together in the past on my first EP Palm Reader and the remix EP. The original concept for ‘Closer’ was two bodies reaching out towards each other, yet never truly touching and creating a sense of tension,” says Hoodboi. “Once it was time to create the video, I hit up Shin who I had worked with in the past on my side-project Athletixx.”