So yesterday I brought up how unusual it was for the Far Out crew to be so quiet for so long and next thing you know—WOOSH!—another video gets released. Now, I’m not trying to take credit for anything, I’m just saying. This latest joint comes to us courtesy of Bias the Black who is preparing to unveil his new record, noir: PHANTOM, this Friday. “The Chill” is the album’s first single and it finds Bias spitting over a spectral beat that dramatically gathers force and tension as the song pushes forward. Much like his Far Out partner-in-crime Glenn Saddler, Bias likes to strike quickly in rapid bursts; just as the track is gathering steam and coming to a head, he cuts it off and the music fades out. The accompanying video, directed by Kyle Drew, opts for a simple and straightforward approach that focuses most of its attention on Bias himself, but the juxtaposition between the soft lighting and the jagged cuts helps to escalate the feeling of anxiety and discomfort.
Bias the Black will celebrate the release of noir: PHANTOM this Friday night, May 18, at the BeAtlanta House. Joining him will be his fellow Far Out bretheren Glenn Saddler, Illmont and Cornbread. Doors open at 8:45pm. Admission is FREE.