The alluring “50 Cent” was the most recent single from Dean Blunt’s upcoming Black Metal, and before the album’s release date Blunt will issue the song as a 12″ single. Today Blunt unveiled the video for that record’s B-side, the eerie non-album track “Trident.” After a lengthy instrumental intro that matches frigid synth drones with warm guitar noodling, the song veers into dark territory reminiscent of the second half of Talking Heads’ Remain In Light, refracted through the lens of bizarre outsider hip-hop. The video is essentially footage from a crime scene until the song proper starts, at which point it kind of ceases to be a video. The experience will leave you feeling like you’re trapped in some extremely ominous 1980s true-crime television programming. Watch below.
The “50 Cent” b/w “Trident” single is out 11/4 on Rough Trade.