Creating an eclectic mix between hip hop and modern day rock, Liam Bailey and A$AP Ferg have come together to create “Villain,” a psychedelic piece that brings joy, power, and Bailey’s talent all to the forefront of its central message.
Bailey was discovered by Amy Winehouse, signed to her Lioness label, and recorded two EPs with her, and her soulful roots are ever present in this song. Ferg similarly adds a rough edge to the piece, giving it the perfect party feel. Bringing art to the forefront and then adding this feel of fun and excitement, Bailey has been considered a sort of Jimi Hendrix in the modern age, and the feel is most certainly evident. The visuals for the piece features the boys enjoying their time around some cool guys, great dancers, and of course, beautiful women. Without overemphasizing sex or drugs, the track and its video still brings more than enough to the table. For hip hop fans that want to see a little something different, this one is for you.
Check out the video below. This track is available now via iTunes, and as part of his upcoming record with Columbia that is set for a 2015 release, and he’ll also be playing on January 22nd at Notting Hill’s Art Club.
Premiered via Earmilk.