BKTHERULA DROPS HYPNOTIC “SUMMER” VIDEO
Today, hypnotic Atlanta rapper Bktherula releases the official video for her pillowy single “Summer” via Warner Records. Like the song itself, the visual embodies the last days of the season perfectly: Bktherula and her friend float along a sea of meadowlands, golden afros fluttering like dandelions. The entire work is a testament to the 18-year-old’s ability to conjure whole moods and worlds with simple but vibrant songs, a skill that has carried her to the forefront of rap’s new melodic wave.
After the field, Bktherula hits a laundromat where the machines spin in time with the beat and her vocals sit on top light as a feather. “Everything’s right,” she sighs. And then, time slows, reverses, vanishes, and “Summer” is chopped and screwed into an entirely new beast—a billowing slow-burn for those cool August nights. The season’s changing; so is the music.
“Summer” hails from Bktherula’s upcoming mixtape Nirvana (October 23), and follows the release of her bouncy single “Admit It.” Earlier this year, she dropped her independent project Love Santana, which garnered over a million streams and received attention from Pitchfork, who described the track “On Me” as “the best of the bunch, with flashy production that would make Pi’erre [Bourne] proud.” Freshly signed to Warner Records, the future is bright for the young ATLien.