The clip, directed by Jenna Marsh, casts Tkay as a kind of anthropomorph with spikes rippled through her skin. She patrols an LA area with two others like her, and mixes chemicals in a lab to produce the track’s namesake syrup, making reality a little hazier.
Watch the high concept effort below.
‘Syrup’ is Tkay’s third single this year, following the Yung Baby Tate-featuring ‘Kim’ and her cover of Pixies’ ‘Where Is My Mind’ for the 40th anniversary compilation of label 4AD ‘Bills & Aches & Blues’.
‘Kim’ and ‘Syrup’ are expected to appear on ‘Last Year Was Weird Volume 3’, the third iteration of her EP/mixtape series. It has not been officially announced or given a release date, though Tkay has confirmed its existence on social media several times.
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‘Last Year Was Weird Volume 2′ was released last year, with NME naming it one of the 25 best Australian releases of 2020.
“[It] swaps the EDM beats of her past for a lookbook of neo-soul, grime and glitch, uprooted from the same city that produced the Hilltop Hoods,” the NME blurb said.