UK rapper Jeshi releases his compelling new single and video for “Hit By A Train.” Visceral and intentionally claustrophobic, Jeshi’s razor sharp lyricism and searing delivery play out powerfully in this incredible new offering.
Rooted as always in British culture and landscape, the video takes place in an empty shopping centre. In collaboration with Alexander McQueen’s MCQ and directed by Duncan Loudon at Somesuch (slowthai, Skepta, Mount Kimbie) the visual sees Jeshi climbing a downward escalator as expressionless suits move past him, a representation of life constantly throwing things your way, whilst you do your best to wade through them.
A message from Jeshi: “Beloved journalists, here is my new video ‘Hit By A Train’ – I hurt my legs a lot filming this so I hope you like it. ‘Hit By A Train’ is how it feels when everything that could go wrong in a day does. All these little fuck ups feel overwhelming when they feel like they’re never-ending.
2021 has already been an incredible year for Jeshi, who has spent the majority of it working on his next project, his biggest yet. Having just received a coveted nomination for his visual for “Look Like Trouble” in the best hip-hop/rap/grime video in the newcomer category at the UK Music Video Awards, Jeshi’s inimitable talent never fails to shine. Jeshi was warmly welcomed back to live just weeks back having performed a sold-out show at Laylow, which was his first in over 18 months, he also played a LFW DJ set for CP Company, and even had his music featured in the Chanel cruise show earlier in the year. With continued press support from the likes of The Telegraph, The Fader, Line Of Best Fit, The Face, British GQ, The Independent, Wonderland, Clash Magazine, Notion, Huck, and i-D, Jeshi’s time in the limelight won’t be ending any time soon.