Earl Sweatshirt can tell you all about “Grief”
Two years after the release of his debut album Doris, Earl Sweatshirt has returned with a new found comfort in his approach to putting out music. As the first single from his new album I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside, “Grief” follows the suit of some of Earl’s more recent verses, flexing his intricate grasp of internal rhyme schemes and personal reflection. Over a spacey instrumental filled with bass composed by Earl himself, under his producer pseudonym RandomBlackDude – the young emcee continues to illustrate his verbal prowess, only adding to an amazing first quarter of 2015 in the hip-hop genre. In the song’s video (directed by Hiro Murai), we see an introverted Earl walking listeners through his thoughts, all while being exhibited with an inverted colour effect, giving the visuals quite a mysterious feel.