2020 birthed a lot of things: a never-ending pandemic, virtual performances and the new WFH lifestyle. But if there is one thing that evolved progressively in the past 18 months it’s east London-hailed rapper Jeshi. From his woozy DIY project “BAD TASTE” to his no holds barrels single “SICK”, the artist has been consistently filling our speakers with lucid yet heady productions layered with honest truths, and his latest single “Hit By A Train” is no different.
Through the claustrophobic yet dexterous production, the rapper casually raises a middle finger to aspects of society, delivering each defiant bar with weighty raspy vocals and free-flowing thoughts. Tackling everything from widening poverty, class hostility and pressing drug abuse, Jeshi proves his knack for writing his grievances into his music, serving up riotous tirades on the subtle designs of our society.
Taking the accompanying visual to an empty shopping centre, the artist collaborates with British icons MCQ and Duncan Loudon for a symbolic video that sees Jeshi climbing down an escalator as life throws things his way.
Speaking on the track, the artist said, “‘Hit By A Train’ is how it feels when everything that could go wrong in a day does. All these little fuck ups feel overwhelming when they feel like they’re never-ending. Sod’s Law.”
Check out the video below…