Following the release of Kae Tempest’s new single “More Pressure” with Kevin Abstract earlier this month, the British spoken word artist, rapper, poet, novelist, and playwright drops the official video for the song today. The video was directed by Harris Elliott and Manny Bonett and features live performance footage shot during the original vocal recording of the album, recorded on the day by Brian Rogers, alongside abstract animation created by 3D visual artist Zongbo Jiang.
Tempest says, “The best experience of making a music video I’ve ever had, testament to the incredible talents involved. Huge deep love and thanks to Harris Elliot, Zongbo Jiang, Brian Rogers, and Kevin Abstract. Watch it. It’s so fucking good.”
“More Pressure” is from Kae Tempest’s upcoming album The Line Is A Curve set for release on April 8th via American Recordings/Republic Records. It is the fourth album from the Lewisham-based artist and has been produced by long term collaborator Dan Carey alongside executive production by Rick Rubin. “More Pressure” has already received widespread critical acclaim from Brooklyn Vegan, Consequence, The FADER, MTV News, NPR, Stereogum, and more, with NPR proclaiming, “Kae Tempest is a brilliant poet, playwright, and singer.”