Rae Sremmurd have returned with “Denial,” their first single as a duo in four years. Driven by melodic instrumentals, stirring strings and vulnerable lyrics that find the reflecting on relationships, the track is a gentle departure from their typically high-octane club anthems — but their chemistry is as strong as ever. Watch the accompanying new video below.
The striking visual for “Denial” finds Swae and Slim belting their hearts out as they roam a beach in Brazil, and travel through the nightlife of a busy city’s streets. Idyllic and romantic, the colorful and heartwarming video suits the intimate feeling of the track itself—as well as making the case that the song will make the perfect soundtrack for a warm summer night with the people you love.
“Denial” marks the first time Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi have connected on record since 2018’s SR3MM, a triple-album that established their solo prowess while reaffirming their status as defining tastemakers of the 2010s. With “Denial,” the duo is all set to continue reinforcing their status as the most innovative duos in hip-hop. They’ll continue their long run of uniquely textured hits with a new project called SREMM4LIFE, due later this year. If “Denial” is any indication, it could be Rae Sremmurd’s most ambitious, layered record yet.