Shlohmo gave us a taste of what he has in store for us late last year with the industrial ‘Emerge From Smoke‘, which will be featured on his sophomore Dark Red that’s primed for release next month. And now here’s the video for the third track off the album, ‘Beam’. The video is directed by Jack Irving — not to be confused with Lady Gaga’s costume designer — whose body work can be viewed in a few six second Vine posts that each comes with a sensitivity warning. If you catch our drift, then you won’t be surprised by the change in Shlohmo’s usual style of videos. Scoring many clips of debauchery, the track begins ethereally with lots of glimmer. By the one-minute mark, there’s the whacking of drums which increases in velocity, giving it a very d’n’b appeal. Just as it’s reached full speed, the track segues seamlessly into its ending, leaning towards rock with each pound of the drums.
Watch it below:
Dark Red will be released on Tuesday 7 April but you can pre-order it here.