Yung Lean has unleashed the first single off his debut mixtape, Unknown Death 2002, and it is one of the greatest pieces of music this decade.
The official video for “Hurt” is bizarre, but in such an extraordinarily beautiful way. Not only is Yung Lean AKA Yung Clean Sewer bringing a whole new look and style to hip-hop, he’s making some of the rarest and saddest music on the planet. And needless to say, it’s going global.
Suicide Year is responsible for the otherworldly beat, and the video was made (the word “shot” doesn’t seem to suffice with all that’s going on in here) by Ossian Melin. I’m going to run this back several times today, and most likely any time I’m in search of inspiration for the rest of my life.
Stay tuned for more off Unknown Death 2002, expected next month.