Towkio plays a sad astronaut in his new music video 'Morning View' featuring SZA
The album cover for Towkio’s recent LP 'WWW.' featured the Chicago based rapper wearing a space suit. What was even more unique was the way he 'dropped' the album - by flying 100,000 feet into the air in a helium balloon and then literally dropping it from the stratosphere.
Now the Savemoney crew member has added another chapter to the extended imagery of the album with a new music video for the track 'Morning View' with a guest verse featuring SZA.
Directed by Todd Barrett, the clip finds Towkio alone on the moon after what seems to be a failed space mission, reminiscent of the 2009 cult sci-fi film 'Moon' starring Sam Rockwell (before the crazy stuff happens at least).
He’s low on the vital pills that are helping him stay alive, and all that’s keeping him going is the knowledge that his lady love is waiting for him back on Earth. He’s able to see her via video message, and all he has to hang on to is a polaroid picture of hers, but it’s unclear how long it’s been since he’s had contact with his beloved.
At least until the very end of the video, which adds a punchline to the stark loneliness of the video with a heartbreaking twist.
Towkio's been on a hot-streak off-late. He’s the first artist to be signed by the legendary producer Rick Rubin in over two decades, and his debut album, 'WWW.', features production from Lido, Knox Fortune, Carter Lang, and The Social Experiment members Peter Cottontale, Nico Segal, and Nate Fox.
Although the debut album released to mostly mixed reviews, Towkio's existential take on the 'coming-of-age' genre has kept fans hooked and the album's been gathering some steam on streaming platforms.