Aries is an artist unapologetically afraid to be himself. It is a left-of-field approach that results in a tease for his newest music video being backed by a series of outtakes and the opening song for season 2 of Naruto. Yet Aries’ atypical methodology feels wholly refreshing in a day and age where clout and mystery are used as a guise for real substance. And with a sound that effortlessly blends to emo, alternative rock, rap, hip-hop, and electronic production to unprecedented effect, Aries is certainly not lacking in substance.
“AMY‘S GRAVE” is taken from Aries’ debut mini-album WELCOME HOME, which we named as one of the 15 best albums of 2019 (so far). Quickly becoming a fan-favorite, “AMY’S GRAVE” sees Aries balancing emotional lows with impressive sonic highs. Juxtaposing themes of drug abuse and depression with some of modern-day hip-hop’s most prevalent imagery, from prayer hands to BAPE, the entire affair plays out with a self-aware yet despondent air. The end result is the very definition of an exemplary offering of emo rap, melancholic yet larger than life.
The fan-favorite single gets the music video treatment today with a visual that shows off just how far Aries’ creative scope extends. Chock-full of not only impeccable production but unpredictable editing effects and sudden transitions that have become a defining feature of the emo rap artist, the video for “AMY’S GRAVE” is a sight to behold. Created by Aries and Mattias Russo-Larson, the music video is surreal, with bargain sheet-wearing ghosts taking on a more haunting aura than they ever have in any Charlie Brown special.
Watch the video for “AMY’S GRAVE” below:
In addition to dropping a new music video for the fan-favorite track, Aries dropped what fans have been clamoring for–new tour dates, which will take him across North America this fall.
For more on Aries, revisit the first time we discovered the emo rap star in the making.