Insider is a musical ritual, invoking the spirits of pop to honor them, and yet brutally question their role in the shaping of a free yet tortured mind.
This quietly anthemic track radiates of melancholy layered on a tight hip hop beat with synth wave overtones.
The music video that Barbarian directed himself is a visual feast paying homage to a time when the business had a magnetizing and somber aura. It resuscitates the imagery of a bygone era and successfully blends it with a contemporary sensibility. Urban and wild, raw and mystic, the imagery is an ode to teen poetry and freedom.
This first release is the faithful statement of an artistic maverick of the coming 20s decade.