Singapore hip-hop veteran ALYPH has dropped a music video for the new single ‘Adakah Kau Mendengar?’ (‘Are You Listening?’).
This is the first solo release of 2020 for the rapper and producer, who is known as half of the duo SleeQ. The track is something of a two-parter, sliding from a melodic, piano-driven opening into a darker, bassy space with ominous beats and rapped verses. The two emotional poles of the song later combine in its conclusion.
The music video for ‘Adakah Kau Mendengar?’ visualises this dramatic change of mood, moving from comforting memories shared by ALYPH and his female companion to ominous, neon-lit scenes. Watch it here:
‘Adakah Kau Mendengar?’, ALYPH said in a statement, is more about “emotions rather than specific references”. He added, “I’ve always written semi-fictional stories in my music. I decided not to make it too personal because I felt that people cannot relate to just one life. So, what I normally do is combine and imagine how a few people would feel in my situation and create one story. But this one is a journey.”
Earlier this year, ALYPH put out the song ‘Amazing’ with producer Trifecta and fellow Def Jam rapper Yung Raja. He’s only recently returned to the moniker after some years making music simply as Alif, collaborating frequently with SonaOne. Last year, they made the joint album ‘DETAIL’, and even recorded a song inspired by Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker.