TOKiMONSTA has just dropped the music video for her latest offering ‘Giving Up’, and it’s as surreal and brooding as we’d hoped it would be. ‘Giving Up’ sees an unlikely team up with Jonny Pierce from The Drums; an unlikely masterpiece. “The sun is rising to my rescue / And it’s gonna shine / Leave the fuck outta here” Pierce croons, accompanied by TOKiMONSTA’s psychedelic, almost-futuristic production.
As a man deals with love and loss in the vid, it is as if we are invited into his melancholic dreamscape. It’s haunting and psychedelic. In fact, watching the end of the clip feels like tripping out on an hallucinogen. An hallucinogen, though, that provides an unexpected catharsis.
The DJ has been busy as of late, just wrapping up her appearances at Coachella.
‘Giving Up’ is taken from her record FOVERE, available from her own label Young Art Records. Take a look at the video above.
- Words: Louis Hanson