Premiere Midnight Heart - Watsky

Watsky is a lyricist through and through. He’s part of a rare breed nowadays, and his lyrical dexterity and content stems from his early career as a poet, winning the National Youth Poetry Slam at the Apollo Theater and appearing on the final season of Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam on HBO. He’s long released underground hip-hop and turned in great efforts with 2013’s Cardboard Castles LP and 2014’s Anderson .Paak-produced All You Can Do. After taking a hiatus and turning to prose with the essay collection How To Ruin Everything, he’s back with another heady Anderson .Paak-produced jam called “Midnight Heart,” taken from his latest effort x Infinity out later this month. The song is a piano-driven hard-hitter with big slapping drums with Mal Devisa lends some punk thunder on the hook and Watsky switching between rapid-fire cadences and contemplative flows. The video features Watsky battling it out in the boxing ring with some clever choreography involving his opponent and the referee. It’s a very fitting visual for a song about perseverance.
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