London-based rapper BUSHROD drops his first single of the year, in which he manoeuvres round the obstacles and hurdles faced when taking the big leap to finding a new home.
Backed by soulful alternative production and a self-sung hook, “Open Ocean” is about making the move from a small town to a big city. The metaphor finds BUSHROD searching for comforting residence while trying to stay afloat in the big world, both as a human being and an artist. The song is accompanied by a crafty, colorful music video that communicates the rapper’s sense of isolation, featuring shots of him in either large spaces like an open field or confined in tighter spaces.
“Open Ocean” is a soothing cut that fits right within the upcoming landscape of alternative UK rap music. It also showcases BUSHROD’s versatility as both a capable rapper and vocalist, who can cohesively put his thoughts on wax to make every lyric count.
Watch the music video for BUSHROD’s “Open Ocean” below.