Even after their gorgeous music debut in 2018, drag and hip-hop star Aja is hungry for extra. With only one week left till the discharge of their debut album, the star is teasing followers with a brand new video for “Jekyll & Hyde.”
The video reveals Aja as a scientist performing experiments on the track's featured visitor, rapper Shilow. As they fight their hand at serving to Shilow by way of his emotional troubles with chemical compounds and remedy, Aja in the end dons a pope-like costume and expels the rapper’s inner-demons by way of an exorcism, all whereas spitting a few of their slickest and quickest rhymes thus far.
In a press release launched with the brand new monitor, Aja mentioned “Jekyll & Hyde” is in the end about coming to phrases together with your inside emotional state. “It was like this second of embracing and confronting my inside demons,” Aja mentioned. “Reflecting on the place I come from, and the way I've handled fame over the previous couple years, the way it's modified my notion on creating the artwork I wish to make.”
The drag star added that whereas Shilow is made out to be the villain with demons needing expulsion, Aja seems on display in a straitjacket, clearly unable to do the identical for themself. “You notice I’m making an attempt to expel Shilow's demons however haven't any intentions of expelling my very own,” they mentioned. “The video is about good vs. evil, notion vs. actuality and all of the experiences that form how we see the world.”
The monitor comes from the rapper’s extremely anticipated debut album Box Office, which is ready to be launched Thursday. The album will probably be Aja’s most bold mission but, with options from hip-hop stars like CupcakKe, Rico Nasty and Lady Luck, together with fellow drag star Shea Couleé.
Check out Aja’s new video for “Jekyll & Hyde” beneath: