Dropping a guitar sizzle on us skewed with passionate vocals immediately after pressing the play button, Andrew W. Boss gets right down to business in his brand new single “Patience” and its music video, both of which are currently out everywhere indie rap and rock can be heard. The beat is only implied at the onset of this track, but as we continue forward, a sledgehammer-style groove will soon take control of the music’s aesthetical direction. It’s a little metal and a little hip-hop, but all in all, a whole lot of fun for anyone who appreciates cosmopolitan songcraft.
In the music video for “Patience,” shots are strung together in an almost dreamy fashion, making it feel as though we’re walking alongside Boss through the empty caverns of his own mind. The empty clubs, deserted streets and bleak headlines on the nightly news start to feel like pages from a single book describing some plastic apocalypse in 2020, and while things might not be quite as dire as they feel right now, the imagery encapsulates the mood of this summer better than most of the videos I’ve seen in the last few months have for sure.
“Patience” drifts into the darkness The Black Album-style and leaves us with as many questions about its vocalist as it does answers regarding the future of alternative hip-hop and indie metal crossovers, but in my view, that’s worth writing home about all on its own. Andrew W. Boss doesn’t have the name recognition of a mainstream player, but as long as he continues to produce material as pointed and self-aware as this most recent studio effort is, I think that narrative is going to change quite soon. In short, I like where he’s headed in “Patience” and definitely think he deserves all of the buzz he’s getting this season.
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