Video: Fijimacintosh – “Metallic Withdrawals”
The Ohio Riser and Smooky Margielaa Tourmate is the Subject of a Failed Science Experiment in the Video for the Satellite Crash Highlight
Critical Praise for Fijimacintosh:
“NoirIllusions and Fijimacintosh’s “Glock Box” has a playful immediacy uncommon to such low-profile artists, but its cheeriness has an addictiveness that’s tough to deny. The track does a neat trick of giving a song about packing weapons, fucking all night, and foreign cars—rap toolkit shit—an effervescent tone. It’s executed economically, and with a shamelessness that suggests this won’t be the duo’s first visit to these pages.” – Complex
Only 17-years-old but already a master of candy-coated melodies and a curator of a brightly-colored aesthetic, Ohio riser Fijimacintosh is a prodigious talent to watch. Bringing to life one of the highlights of his recent Satellite Crash mixtape, Fijimacintosh shares the wildly psychedelic video for “Metallic Withdrawals.” Perfectly suited to the hypnotic music, which features Fijimacintosh leaning into an unbreakable cadence, accentuated by pitch-shifts and ad-libs, “Metallic Withdrawals” finds Fijimacintosh struggling to escape from a trio of sexy scientists, who use the rapper as a guinea pig in a failed experiment. Featured on WorldStarHipHop, the video finds the young rapper in a dark room, illuminated by glowing paint and infrared light. “Metallic Withdrawals” follows the equally haunting video for “Greatful Alive, I Could’ve Died,” which has over 156,000 YouTube views since its release in May, and the colorful and trippy video for “Wintertime Nights,” which Complex premiered in March.
“The idea behind the ‘Metallic Withdrawals’ video is that I’m an experiment gone bad and I become a drug that women can’t resist,” explains Fijimacintosh. “Like with my music–once you hear it you can’t resist listening to it everyday. It’s like a drug. The song was inspired by Lil Peep’s album Come Over When You’re Sober.”
Spinning saccharine melodies over shimmering and atmospheric production, Fiji showcases a competitive songwriting ability. Floating over beats from Go Grizzly, Cassius Jay, Charlie Handsome, Deko, Pooh, and others, Fiji captivates over the length of the tape’s ten tracks, including highlight “Nocturnal Exclipse,” a swirling and wavy new single, premiered earlier by ELEVATOR. The culmination of momentum created by singles “Millennium,” featuring Kid Trunks, which has over 767k plays on SoundCloud, Satellite Crash is a promising portrait of a blossoming artist, as Fiji mutates his style through each infectious track. Featuring appearances from Robb Bank$, A1 Billionaire, SwagHollywood, and Cashonly, Satellite Crash racked up nearly 1.8 million spins on SoundCloud since its release in March. The talented teenager was recently the subject of a short profile in XXL’s The Break Presents series and will show off his unique aesthetic in upcoming opening dates for the likes of Comethazine and Yung Bans.
Watch “Metallic Withdrawals”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdgXK0oGPyU
Listen to Satellite Crash: https://empire.lnk.to/SatelliteCrash
Upcoming Tour Dates:
July 7: Denver, CO – Cervantes (w/Comethazine)
July 20: Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room (w/Comethazine)
August 4: Seattle, WA – Neumos (w/Yung Bans)
August 20: Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (w/Yung Bans)
Please contact Michelle for more info.
16-year-old Canton, Ohio native Fijimacintosh has been actively making music since he was 10, releasing songs online under different monikers and taking them down, slowly amassing a fanbase hungry for his melodies and bubbly delivery – before even releasing an official project. With several songs buzzing on Soundcloud and Youtube and after catching the attention of Trippie Redd and XXXtentacion, Fiji landed a deal with independent powerhouse EMPIRE and is gearing up for the release of his debut project Satellite Crash in March 2018, which includes the singles “Wintertime Nights” and “Demon Slayer“.
“Metallic Withdrawals”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdgXK0oGPyU
“Greatful Alive, I Could’ve Died”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDRVa04QFuk
Satellite Crash: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/satellite-crash/1339916485
“Wintertime Nights”: https://youtu.be/GNPTUdRCHko
“Nocturnal Exclipse” ft. Robb Bank$: https://empire.lnk.to/NocturnalEclipse // https://soundcloud.com/fijimacintosh/nocturnal-eclipse-ft-robb-bank
“Wintertime Nights”: https://empire.lnk.to/wintertimenights
“Millennium” ft. Kid Trunks: https://empire.lnk.to/Millennium