If you’ve already been buzzin’ about our new favorite U.K. pop artist after we posted a free remix download of throwback jam Shock Absorber, you’ll understand how eager we are to hear more from Mercedes.
The trailer for Airwave Hustler has been floating around the past few weeks, and we’ve just been given the exclusive premiere for the full video! This latest offering takes Mercedes away from dance pop to a harder sound. She spits out the rhymes with every bit the ease and attitude of accomplished artists like those emblazoned on her jacket in the 80′s inspired video. She’s definitely ‘hijacked our ears and got our attention!’ and once again we are left thirsty for more.
We asked her a bit about the video and song, and here is what she said…
“The video and the song were both inspired by the Airwave Hustler, who is a robot straight of the space ship from the planet Funk! He or she is the conductor of the musical waves! There is no real narrative to the video its just me showing of my different personas. From Censored girl in the tunnel to Red Riding Hood on the tracks…but its all me! I wanted the video to be hectic and crazy just like the Airwave Hustler!”
P.S. Fun Fact: Mercedes used to dance for LL Cool J and Shaggy! If you want the gritty style of M.I.A. with a more authentic (and less pretentious) flare, this girl is for you!
AIRWAVE HUSTLER (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE)