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28 May 2019

New Shapes (ft. Octavian)

by Andrew MacGregor

Diplo: “New Shapes (ft. Octavian)” - 3 mins

This woozy promo finds Diplo and guest vocalist Octavian in pensive mood, as the latter tries to make sense of the night before in a hazy flat. As he slowly but surely shakes off the cobwebs, we're eventually transported to the site of the previous night's festivities - a sweatbox of a club bathed in red, blue, and fire extinguisher fumes.

The result is a cramped spectacle that still somehow draws you in, with Diplo's mellow production and Franco-Brit Octavian's gravelly delivery layered on top. Intoxicating rather than incendiary, it's ideal for the post-club comedown… or for bleary-eyed revellers with an unspecified feeling of dread the next morning.

Film Production: PrettyBird Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Dom Sesto

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