British trip-hop OG Tricky just dropped his latest full-length Skilled Mechanics last month. He shared the lead single and Porno For Pyros cover “Diving Away” and the intensely personal, deadpan “Boy.” Today he gives the latter the visual treatment, stepping behind the camera alongside Darrel Pursey. “Boy” is a somber autobiographical song about Tricky’s rocky relationship with his father and the loss of his mother at a young age which he delivers without flinching in the slightest. The video keeps that stoicism, trailing a boxer as he trains in the gym, runs through the streets, and goes to visit his mother’s grave — all with the same emotionless look on his face. Tricky makes a brief appearance looking gravely into the camera. Check it out below.
Skilled Mechanics is out now on False Idols.