Namir Blade returns with brand-new "Mephisto / Deep" music video.
Out now on Mello Music Group, 'Metropolis' is a speculative memoir unstuck in time, a quest for joy as late-stage capitalism crumbles that looks wearily to a near-future dominated by tech oligarchs.
The new visual combines album highlight "Mephisto" with "Deep (Interlude)".
Inspired by German folklore Mephistopheles, "Mephisto" tackles the exchange of virtues in order to gain influence, wealth, or material things as it relates to the entertainment industry.
In the second half of the video comes "Deep (Interlude)", which Namir wrote while watching "Blade Runner".
The track is about impermanence and how beautiful and scary it can be.
Namir explains, “I decided to write a song from [Rick] Deckard’s point of view capturing the thought process of someone who is almost scared to love.”
'Metropolis' brings out a new level of vulnerability in Namir Blade’s songwriting as he deals with themes of loneliness, assimilation, self doubt, joy, suffering, social decay, and vanity in an ever-changing world where technology reigns supreme.
Namir recorded, produced, and mixed the album all from his living room, making it his first completely self-produced project.
With 'Metropolis', Namir Blade garnered critical acclaim from many major media outlets.