Dropping in from absurd heights New York rapper Bas brings you the video for Clouds Never Get Old.
The song was not a single on his album Too High to Riot released in March of this year, but the song still buzzes like one. The track pulsates with Bas’s mature flow and smooth rhymes.
The video opens up with the usual, run-of-the-mill shot you see in every hip-hop video: Bas is pulled by gravity to the earth’s surface in slow motion as he floats among the clouds over rolling green hills. Across the way a bikini-clad White woman, literally the woman of his dreams, slowly falls to the earth while Bas raps. Then he wakes up.
The video isn’t revolutionary, but it is fun, it is self-deprecating, and it’s a little different. It has a bunch of little quirks that show you a bit more thought went into the production than your average hip-hop music video.
The little quirks? Bas raps and slides out of screen only to pop back up from an improbable angle. Bas reclines on air in a park like a guru from a 70s kung-fu film and stares up at the clouds. Bas runs above the surface of the water. Despite all of Bas’s superpowers and best efforts, however, he still can’t keep the girl. As he’s riding his tandem bicycle with an attractive young lady in the second seat, she suddenly disappears leaving Bas to ponder where he went wrong. With all of his girls either imaginary or disappearing he laments But I ain’t felt love in a long time, and I told you that when we woke up/I guess that might have been the wrong time.
Bas is signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville Records and Interscope Records. His sophomore album premiered at number 49 on the Billboard 200. The album can be streamed on Spotify or purchased on iTunes.