Earlier this week, the dominant Southern party-rap duo Rae Sremmurd released Trail Mix, the new mixtape from their Sremm Life Crew. Before that, though, they shared a really great new single called “By Chance,” which has a Mike Will Made-It beat that’s strange and queasy enough to remind me of early-’00s Def Jux productions. (It’s apparently set for Mike Will’s Ransom 2 mixtape.) Mike Will co-directed the new “By Chance” video with Max, and it’s a vision just as strange and infectious as the song itself. In the clip, Rae Sremmurd and their friends party on a beach in a thunderstorm. It’s full of colored smoke and synchronized dancing and doves, and you could turn almost any random shot into a gif. Check it out below; it’s a good one.
Ransom 2 still has no release date, but it’s apparently coming soon. Meanwhile, “By Chance” is out at iTunes.