Aesop Rock has just shared the second single & video from his forthcoming album Integrated Tech Solutions.
“By The River” is a pan-syllabic meditation on Aesop’s love of rivers near and far, with his lyrical train of thought drifting across a deeply hypnotic (and self-produced) jazz-infused backdrop. In keeping with his increasingly DIY process, Aesop directed the video himself. The visual unexpectedly features an on-camera appearance from the reclusive MC, as he lends the song a literal interpretation by performing it down by the river while a ticker across the bottom of the screen churns a stream of corporate jargon via the album’s fictional namesake organization.
ITS offered the following as a statement on the track: “ITS supports time spent next to all bodies of water, as they continue to be a hotbed of integrated technology as well as a muster point for brainstorming innovators.”
Watch the “By The River” video here.
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