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Music Video in a Day: Grey Granite "Treasure Town"
Posted October 09, 2014 by Taylor Peters
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October 09, 2014

Good news, we've got another brand new Music Video in a Day for you, this time featuring Grey Granite with his track "Treasure Town." The video was filmed and produced by the ever-prolific Running Bodies Productions.

 

The hook for "Treasure Town," off of Granite's upcoming The Hollow Earth Gospel, unfurls all relaxed for the first full minute of the track. In it, Grey Granite sounds almost like he's describing himself. "He looks determined without being ruthless," he says, hitting the nail right on its head. Granite's approach to rhyming is laid-back but razor-sharp precise. Where a lot of MCs pack their lines with syllables and pyrotechnics, Granite will just as often let his verses ebb, breathe. Consider the near perfect example of this in his verse on John Stamps' "46201 317" off of Naked Lunch (listen below) from earlier this summer where his almost pinched delivery contrased nicely with Stamps' bellow. Grey Granite knows how to scalpel his way inside of a beat.

And speaking of that beat: Ruse One's production is beyond on point. It's a clattering boom bap with a wheeze of a sample that lumbers along nicely with Granite's spiky delivery. And there's this glissing whistle going up and down a melodic track the whole, lending the thing a literal bounce. Heads will bob. 

 

In the video itself, Granite swings around downtown, on top of parking garages and around the circle. The camera follows him on a loose leash, Granite's face occasionally slipping out of frame or tumbling through a blur. It fits: there's no hurry about the camera, no furious course correction. It knows precisely where it needs to be and it'll get there. Does this make sense? Both Granite and the video featuring him have that sort of compelling loose confidence between them, and it's equally great to hear and to watch. 

 

Keep an eye both here and on our Youtube channel for upcoming Music Video in a Day projects!

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