Netherfriends took a break from the xylophonic, ethereal, bright melodies they consistently showcase in previous releases and produced a genius, dark romance with their new video for “I’m Gone.”
A sharp contrast to the band’s earlier songs, such as “Brett Easton Ellis Novel,” “I’m Gone” takes the 1933 Betty Boop film St. James Infirmary and with precisely edited content, portrays a grim, twisted interpretation of Snow White. Staying true to their Chicago roots, Chi-town rapper Fess Grandiose joins in to add a hip-hop vocal breakdown, giving an extra dimension of soul to the animated journey. With a soundtrack more in the vein of Miike Snow, Netherfriends explore a new sound with deeper beats, gritty vocals, and a sinister aesthetic.
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