Today, Denzel Curry returns with a new short film from his latest album, ZUU. Directed by Jaimie Sánchez, Speedboat is a metaphor for the consequences of opting into the fast life, a message propelled further by the video’s reverse narrative. Through cinematic shots, spoken interludes, and the Carol City landscape, the four-minute video turns into a riveting drama about the gravity a single choice can make in the grand scheme of life. The visual is the second from the album following Ricky, and arrives at the tail-end of a whirlwind year for the artist.
ZUU was crowned Best New Music by Pitchfork upon its release and named one of the best albums of the year by The A.V. Club, Complex, Highsnobiety, and Stereogum. Even without the release of ZUU, 2019 would have been a breakout year for Denzel – it has seen him release numerous hard-hitting collaborations with the likes of slowthai (Psycho), Flying Lotus (Black Balloons Reprise), Rick Ross (Running the Streets), Wiki (Grim), and most recently Glass Animals (Tokyo Drifting) to name a few. He also played a string of sold out North American shows with Billie Eilish, made his late-night television debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and toured North America with the $UICIDEBOY$ alongside multiple explosive festival sets stateside and abroad.
Watch Speedboat, hear ZUU above, and stay tuned for more from Denzel Curry coming soon.
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