Monday, September 11, 2017

Brisbane rapper I AM D shares video to hard-hitting single 'No Inbetweens'

Words: Sam Geary

Australian rapper I AM D - Daley Grinder - has shared the video to latest single 'No Inbetweens'.

The clip, filmed and edited by Rachel Aust, backs the track (released on August 29) that packs hard-hitting message on domestic violence, performed by the Brisbane-based artist with both a sense of frustration and passione over a piano sampled beat.

In a Facebook post, he wrote:

“Less then a week since releasing No Inbetweens. It was one of the first songs I made with James [Angus] straight after releasing 'MNTNS'. I’ve seen the effects Domestic Violence has had on people near and far. I’ve experienced an emotionally fuelled, toxic time in my life at 19 where I felt like I nearly got to that point myself. I’m not proud to say that. I am extremely thankful and grateful that line wasn’t crossed. It gave me the opportunity to grow and understand myself, life, and becoming better for it. 

"This song means a lot to me, it’s not significant enough to solve the problem. But I think in it’s purest form of saying something real and potent, it’s allowed others to relate and find their own voice and sense of comfort. Some of the captions I read of people adding their own experiences of themselves or loved ones ending in divorces, deaths, you name it, had me really off guard of the magnitude of this issue and how real it is for some. I’m humbled as an artist to be able to share an experience and capture that."

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