Watch the visual below!
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Eora / Sydney-based, Korean-Australian rap crew 1300 are back with another boisterous cut, Smashmouth.
Defying genre, Smashmouth weaves together elements of hip-hop and K-pop built upon cascading synths, whilst the group weave in and out of Korean and English, providing back-to-back razor sharp verses. The release arrives alongside a neon-lit, trippy visual, directed by Raghav Rampal.
Speaking of the track, the group share: "With Smashmouth, we try to maximise our expression in 3 minutes. The song is structured in a way where the instrumental supports the vocalist's individual energy and personality, so it naturally shifts and moves with the artists. There are 4 of us on vocal duty, and 2 on production. When we perform this song live, the audience feels like they're coming up on an mdma peak (especially at 1:55 where all the synths come in for the last verse). They eat it up, it's a real moment and we live for it. We really, really, really don't want you to get bored listening to this song, so we made sure that could never happen."
Made up of rappers rako, goyo, DALI HART, producer-singer Nerdie burst onto the scene earlier with their single Brr, followed up by No Caller ID. 1300 have already carved their own path in the live arena with their exhilarating live show, having shared the stage with the likes of Genesis Owusu, PNAU, Shady Nasty, Jono Ma, Taka Perry, 3K, Kota Banks and more.
Smashmouth is out now! Watch the visual below.