Video: Topaz Jones – “Gasping For Breath”

With the video for “Gasping For Breath,” rapper Topaz Jones continues the tone set by the cinematic visuals for “Coping Mechanism,” the song that introduced him to us.

Directors Simon Davis & Jason Filmore Sondock bring Jones’ intricate storytelling to life with stylish visuals, using color to perfectly match the song’s eerie atmosphere. Dark, ambiguous, and cleanly shot, the video adds dimension to a song brimming with detail–perhaps Jones’ best writing yet. It provides a polished example of how to weave performance footage, an eye for aesthetic detail, and short form narrative into an intriguing package that gives “Gasping For Breath” added dramatic dimension.