Shlohmo – “Beams” Video (NSFW)
After lending his slow-simmering, dark sounds to more popular alt-R&B artists like Jeremih and Banks last year, LA electro-bass producer Shlohmo kicked off 2015 by announcing his sophomore full-length, Dark Red, due later this spring. So far we’ve heard “Emerge From Smoke” and “Buried,” the latter of which received the visual treatment about a month ago. Shlohmo’s latest set of visuals comes today for the third single “Beams.” The track is driven by the producer’s signature lingering ominous bass, but brightened with off-time-on-purpose drums and flittering wind-chime synths. The clip finds the producer 3,000 miles away from his native LA, in NYC, getting into somewhat NSFW antics. Quick, jolting cuts of graffiti writing, naked streaking through bodegas, and late-night/early-morning debauchery are an invitation to a disorienting experience of a hedonistic night. Check it out.