Marlowe – The Basement
As Marlowe (L’Orange & Solemn Brigham) near the release of their self-titled debut album (July 13th), they wanted to share one more: The Basement. Directed by Malcolm Critcher, the new visual finds Solemn Brigham driving all night hosting a strange train of passengers as he unloads his narrative. The video took 80 hours of filming in Los Angeles’ back streets and includes over 20 cast members featuring notable appearances from “catatonic woman,” “straight jacket man,” “jesus,” “older nun,” “slutty nun,” and “cougar.” Enjoy the ride.
“Tracks on Marlowe have a catchiness that recalls 1980s new wave or post-punk.” – The Wire
“Pre-Release hype states that Brigham is ‘summoning the holy spirit of Big L’… A better parallel might be Pharoahe Monch, another New York MC, who like Solemn, keeps it speedy and staccato with plenty of three syllable rhymes.” – The Wire