Continuing his slew of 2019 releases, Toronto based rapper Shan Vincent de Paul unveils his latest visual for “Funeral”. Departing from his usual cinematic visual style, SVDP presents a more hyper, surreal, anime inspired glitch world. The video puts SVDP’s visual versatility on full display while complimenting the songs’s dark theme.
“Though its not a direct ode, the track was heavily inspired by Alexander McQueen. He was a visionary that embraced being an outcast in his field and use that to his advantage. In a world we’re everyone is trying to fit in, McQueen was in his own lane and only competing with himself. The production had a dark and eerie quality to it that reminded me of McQueen’s work. The song is about me coming to terms with being an outcast in the rap world, and embracing that”
Shan’s debut album and recent sophomore release was met with critical acclaim from HighSnobiety, DJBOOTH, Rolling Stone India, Complex, Mass Appeal, Okayplayer, Afro Punk, Clash Magazine, HipHopDX, and many others. Born in Sri Lanka – Shan and his family fled the country due to civil war and arrived in Canada as refugees – his music forces listeners to ask themselves tough questions tied to fame, popular culture, identity, and humanity itself.
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