Tairrie B’s return to her West Coast hip-hop roots continued apace this week as the mercurial maven dropped the official video for her new solo rap track “Beware The Crone.”
The song is the first single from the trailblazing artist’s new album Vintage Curses, scheduled for release on the 14th of August, and the new clip comes hot on the heels of last week’s single launch and lyric video.
Beautifully shot in black and white, says Tairrie of her vision for the official video: “It’s been a while since I recorded a hip hop album, let alone a video with me rapping. Like the songs themselves, I didn’t want to mimic what so many other women in music seem to be doing at the moment. I’m not a fan of bright colourful imagery or over-the-top sexuality. I wanted there to be a strong and empowering, yet darkly visceral and magical sensibility to the visuals.”
Directed by Tairrie B herself, she explains of the filming process: “I shot many of the scenes myself and others were filmed by my good friends Jill and Gary Bandfield of TourBusLive.com – talented husband and wife photographers. They understood where I wanted to go visually so I asked them to collaborate with me in bringing a few songs from my new album, ‘Vintage Curses’, to life.”
“We shot all the nature scenes in the back woods of Griffith Park which is one of my favourite places to hike in Los Angeles and somewhere I have loved since I was a child. The rest of the video was filmed in Hollywood, in our studio and our home.”
Check out the official video for “Beware The Crone” below:
“Beware The Crone” was co-produced by The Covenant (Tairrie B. Murphy, Mick Murphy & Josh Lynch from Weapons of Mass Production) and features additional vocals from Wiley Hodgden (The Birds Of Satan) and John Lousteau (Teenage Time Killers), with live drums by Mick Murphy.