BVDLVD has shared a superb, rage-filled new single and video for ‘Prison’.
Typical of the artist, whose real name is Josh Pearman, the track merges the rage of metal and rap to make a blistering concoction.
Have a listen below via the video, which inevitably is set in the confines of a prison.
Speaking of the tune and how it embodies a spirit of anger and frustration, BVDLVD (pronounced ‘bad lad’), has said:
“I made PRISON when I was completely broke – long story short, f*ck the tax man! I had about 80 quid to my name and was stressed about how I was going to pay my bills the next month, borrowing money from my girlfriend, and eating as cheaply as I could.
“I don’t usually perform well under stress and I remember getting to the point where I just hated the process of making the song. Somehow, I manifested that hatred back into the song and said ‘fuck it’, let’s just make the song about the corrupt system and how I might be completely screwed if I can’t pay my rent.”
The track has been through a number of versions until BVDLVD settled on its final sound.
The self-taught artist has explained how he’s “really happy with how it turned out and can’t wait to perform this one live.”
And you’ll be able to catch him live, with his newly formed full live band, supporting Lil Darkie at various venues across the UK later this month – see the full dates below.
May 24th – London, Electric Brixton
25th – Bristol, The Fleece
26th – Manchester, Club Academy
28th – Dublin, The Academy