Playground Productions artist and rapper, Yung Swiss, has dropped his highly anticipated video for his single, Jungle, featuring K.O. Jungle is the third single taken off his highly successful debut project, Bottom Baby, which dropped last year.
Jungle was a surprise departure from Yung Swiss’s usual sound. It’s not only fresh but this song accompanied by the video puts Yung Swiss ahead of plenty in the game right now.
The video starts off with a quote from Nelson Mandela which reads: “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” The quote makes sense as the song is about the struggle and how Yung Swiss made it out of the mud and tough circumstances to be where he is today. That shows real courage for him to survive in the so-called jungle.
This video is super fresh and tells a story of our fallen heroes and celebrates them. The visuals are clean and simple but also very powerful. The fact that the video is shot in low light with gold tones and smoke make this video mysterious and powerful; because we take our power from the darkness that we have been through in our lives.
There is also many African symbols like animal skin, drums and tribal face paints. We also see K.O sitting on a throne with tribal face paint and him rapping with authority and no distractions. Towards the end of the video, some names of historical figures such as Chris Hani and Desmond Tutu are shown.
Nate Thomas, the director, did a great job in telling the story of the video in an unexpected way.
Peep the video below!