Don’t Sleep Vol. 1 | Music Videos

[Cover image shot by Cam Robert]

This past week has definitely been another one for the books. Amidst albums from Kali UchisSaba, and ODIE just to name a few, many W&V favorites also shared new sets of visuals for us to enjoy. To help sift through all the dope stuff that dropped, below are five music videos you should definitely peep.

Duckwrth – “TAMAGOTCHI”

Duckwrth is a natural bundle of energy that’s well on his way to getting the recognition he deserves. In the Lino Asana-directed video, the purveyor of funkwave whips through the Mojave flexing his control of the rap game in the latest set of visuals from his XTRA UUGLY mixtape. “Tamagotchi” is perfect for both open road cruising and no holds barred mosh pits.

Sylvan LaCue – “Empathy” (ft. BJRNCK)

Sylvan LaCue is a well-seasoned warrior in the rap game. Earlier this year, the Miami-raised artist unveiled his Apologies In Advance album, guiding listeners through a spectrum of emotions through his skills on the mic and on the boards. “Empathy” is another snapshot from the story brought to life by his right-hand director Jonathan Benavente. Topped off with silky vocals with BJRNCK, this is another beautifully crafted video from the WiseUp crew.

Little Simz – “Morning” (ft. Swooping Duck)

From touring with Gorillaz to her own headlining tour next month, Little Simz has kept busy spreading good vibes all around. King Simbi gives us a peak at tour life in “Morning,” which features her venting over jazzy rhythms from Australia’s own Swooping Duck. Directors Versetti and Jeremy Cole, If you haven’t already, be sure to peep the deluxe version of Stillness In Wonderland.

Ciscero – “Function” (ft. GoldLink, April George, Cheakity)

With his Devil’s Pie EP on the way, Ciscero is back with the latest visuals from the project. Director Michael Bregenzer gives “Function” a truly cinematic feel that captures the harsh truth of the DMV streets when a seemingly fun night turns sour. Ciscero, April George, and Cheakity highlight their sonic chemistry over production from Supah Mario. Also be sure to check out the original track featuring a verse from GoldLink.

Gallant – “Gentleman”

Gallant has been fairly quiet in terms of releases since his stellar Ology album dropped back in 2016, but the Los Angeles crooner returns with another spine-chilling release. “Gentleman” is equal parts sensual and alluring that we love from Gallant, oozing with unfiltered passion. Director Sasha Samsonova paints Gallant in a steel blue hue as he delivers an echoing falsetto that’s sure to have you grooving along.


SG Lewis Teams With Gallant On “Holding Back”

After dropping the title track from the Yours EP, SG Lewis is keeping the momentum going with “Holding Back.” Recently played during Lewis’ NYC debut, their wavy collab pairs his atmospheric production with Gallant‘s echoing vocals.

Stay tuned for more on his upcoming project and revisit Gallant’s debut album, Ology.

SG Lewis: Twitter // SoundCloud

Gallant: Twitter // SoundCloud

Stream Gallant’s Debut Album, ‘Ology’

I first discovered Gallant‘s music when his track “Weight in Gold” was premiered by Zane Lowe on Beats 1. Less than a year later, the LA-based singer-songwriter has since found himself performing at SXSW, collaborating with James Fauntleroy,  and preparing to tour with fellow Mind of a Genius labelmate, Zhu.

Today marks the release of Gallant’s debut album, Ology, an emotional 16-track ride led by his sublime croons. The variety of production allows Gallant to flex his vocal dexterity as he refines the sound we fell in love with from his Zebra EP and continues to evolve with each release.

Indulge in the full project below, and grab your copy via iTunes.

Gallant: Twitter // SoundCloud