Slayloverboy, the alternative rap artist from Southern California, is back with a brand-new music video single “Where Do We Go”, which comes fresh off his latest album No Bad Slays. With pulsing synthesizers and a steady beat, this track sets a moody tone for the album, also highlighted by the video’s saturated, psychedelic colors and layers.
It’s the mumble-style rapping gives the song its cool sense of flow like Slay is just leaning back and enjoying the ride. There’s both a sense of ease and detachment that comes through with clarity. Reflecting on the song’s meaning and inspiration, he says, “This song basically talks about my early journey with music and basically thanking my girlfriend for always sticking with me even when we can’t physically be with each other.”
The music video transplants the night club vibes of the song into some darker scenery. Everything seems to have been shot at night with flashes of Slay chilling on city benches, sidewalks, and public sculptures. That combined with high contrast duo-tone colors gives the whole experience a hallucinogenic feel, which still makes for a good time whether he’s reflecting on his musical journey or thinking about loved ones.
But really, it’s the sense of wandering that comes through the video that plays to the song’s namesake. The question of “Where Do We Go” in this scenario feels less like a question and more like a declaration of being caught in an endless flow. Sometimes it’s best to just let it carry you into the night.
Charlie Maybee is a dancer, musician, educator, and writer based in Charleston, South Carolina who currently teaches with the Dance Program at the College of Charleston. His primary work as an artist is with his performing collective, Polymath Performance Project, through which he makes interdisciplinary performance art that centers tap dance as the primary medium of expression and research. He also currently plays rhythm guitar for the Charleston-based punk band, Anergy, and releases music as a solo artist under the name Nox Eterna.
Queer duo Witch Weather discuss new album and the influence of the DMV on their sound.
Philadelphia-based queer punks Witch Weather have a message for anyone who feels hopeless and worthless: you are not alone. With an irresistible sound that draws from 80’s goth and lo-fi grunge, the indie duo wears their heart on their sleeve, giving voice to complex emotions that many would opt to suppress in the recesses of their minds.
Join Alchemical Records as they connect with Witch Weather to discuss the band’s new self-titled album, their search for a sense of belonging as members of the queer community, the important element that keeps the duo’s creative bond strong, and the influence of the DMV on their sound.