SUPPORT FOR ‘SKIPPING SCHOOL’
“An exciting entry point for a musician who feels like the next generation.”
“[Skipping School] sees the 23 year old elected class captain of a new crop of collaborative artists and songwriters.”
Tone Deaf (AUS)
“A three minute masterclass on cadence.”
Life Without Andy (AUS)
Added to Apple Music’s ‘The New Australia’
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Following on from releasing his critically praised new single ‘Skipping School’, Sydney-based alt hip-hop artist ZEKIEL has just revealed his DIY accompanying music video – shot and directed by DRXL and the artist himself.
Taking a DIY approach using old-school camera’s, ‘Skipping School’ sees ZEKIEL express the teenage angst many ex-teenagers would remember, through the all too common millennial medium of text. It follows the re-enactment of his rejection by a high school crush, of which the track lyrically centres on.
ZEKIEL describes the creative process behind the clip:
“All the cameras were models sold/designed before the 2000’s. We shot this video in the Gold Coast. We had a non-existent budget and an idea for a lo-fi clip to show a bit more of my personality. Making fun of myself, looking like a fool most of the time but we had an absolute ball shooting it.”
Since moving to Sydney in 2019, ZEKIEL has worked with the likes of Thelma Plum, Cosmo’s Midnight, Ned Houston, Jack Gray and Cyrus – as well as working as a topliner and guest writer.
Since the release of ‘Skipping School’, the track has been strongly supported by the likes of Apple Music, Pilerats, Life Without Andy, Tone Deaf, Triple HQ (USA), AAA Backstage and Radio Adelaide.
‘Skipping School’ is available now via Island Records
‘SKIPPING SCHOOL’ LAUNCH PARTIES
FRI 27 SEP | BOOGIE MOUNTAIN, SYDNEY NSW
FRI 1 NOV | ON THE RISE @ THE BERESFORD, SYDNEY NSW
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