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Yung Lean shares new video for “friday the 13th” + Enlists Yves Tumor for Wings of Desire event

UNG LEAN SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR “FRIDAY THE 13TH”

WINGS OF DESIRE EVENT ON 11/21 WITH YVES TUMOR AND MORE

POISON IVY OUT NOW VIA YEAR0001

“friday the 13th” video still

WATCH: “friday the 13th”
In anticipation of his Wings Of Desire event, Stockholm-based multi-disciplinary artist Yung Lean is sharing a new video. The chilling, noir-centric visual for “Friday the 13th” is directed by Suzie & Leo, who previously collaborated with Lean on videos for “Stranger,” “Metallic Intuition” and “Hennessey & Sailor Moon.” Director Leo Siboni describes the video as following “the life of a rockstar, who lost his appetite for life and being closer to a zombie than a human being. Now trying to rest in the countryside to find a way back to a life, accompanied by his bodyguards alone.” The track, produced by Whitearmor, showcases Lean in his element as the Sadboy hip-hop pioneer, blending his acute lyricism with distorted, post-apocalyptic production.
 
Poison Ivy arrives via YEAR0001 and includes previously-released single “Happy Feet.” The release is Lean’s first body of work since his 2017 album Stranger, as Lean steers his focus back to the Sadboy sound of hip hop he created, as he consolidates a diverse cast of musical influences into one eclectic body of work.
To celebrate the new project, Lean will be performing at his biggest-ever headline show at his specially-curated event of live music and art, Wings of Desire. Set to take place at London’s Brixton Academy on November 21st, Bladee, Ecco2k, Thaiboy Digital and Whitearmor of Swedish crew Drain Gang, and experimental polymath Yves Tumor will be performing alongside Lean, with an exclusive AV show collaboration between Yves Tumor and Ezra Miller. The event will also include a pop-up shop with exclusive Wings of Desire merchandise and much more for a fully immersive experience.
Watch “friday the 13th” above, see below for full project details and Wings of Desire info, and stay tuned for more from Yung Lean coming soon.
WATCH: “Happy Feet”
Yung Lean
Poison Ivy
YEAR0001
(November 2, 2018)
1. happy feet
2. friday the 13th
3. french hotel
4. silicon wings
5. ropeman
6. trashy
7. sauron
8. bender++girlfriend
About Poison Ivy:
Spawned from a nomadic upbringing in Vietnam and Belarus with a mother working with foreign relations for the Swedish government and father as poet/writer, Yung Lean seemed destined to seek out ways of finding common ground in new parts of the world.
Still merely 22 years of age, his tale is as unassuming as it is wildly exploratory, a contradictory narrative about a misfit stranger from nowhere who, together with his friends and producers GUD and Yung Sherman, became a worldwide phenomenon almost overnight – a protracted and at times grievous metamorphosis from pubertal, post-internet novelty to D.I.Y icon with an extensive, organic influence over anything and everything from off-beat art projects and mainstream culture alike.
From experimenting and recording in a high school computer lab to first hand encounters of the triumphs and tragedies of rockstar hyperbole, the mere 5 years passed since “Ginseng Strip 2002” saw the light of day have seen him set off on a seemingly genreless and open minded dispatch into the past, present and future of pop culture, an alternate reality where early internet aesthetics, late 90´s southern rap and a punk mindset all fuse perfectly together.
The momentum born from the gentle, abstract touch of his first tracks were swiftly embodied by “Kyoto”, electrified by “Yoshi City”, deconstructed via “Hoover” and then re-animated by “Red Bottom Sky”; emerging each time perhaps not rejuvenated but in many ways re-invented, his trademark lethargic flow and singular lyrical content elevated and seamlessly integrated with GUD, Yung Sherman and Whitearmor´s resourceful and labelfree sonic scenery.
Sold-out tours around the globe, Grammy awards, ballet show co-creation, Converse collaborations and the Sadboys Gear fashion venture aside; Yung Lean always gravitates towards the studio context, working in isolation and staying ahead of the curve with his long-standing collaborators – this time, a few weeks at a remote estate outside Stockholm together with producer Whitearmor bred his latest offering, Poison Ivy.
The eight track project exhibits a kaleidoscope-like experience with Lean´s vocals swerving from razor sharp to corrupted and garbled over organic hybrid beats propelled in slow motion, a renaissance ride through a post hip-hop landscape utilizing a vast array of musical influence, compressing them into a unclassifiable yet irresistible sonic pearl.
Poison Ivy (YR0065) will be released on November 2nd 2018 through YEAR0001 featuring exclusive production by Whitearmor, art direction/design by ECCO2k, illustrations by Georg Nordmark and original photographs by Isabella Simone Vega.

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