A$AP Rocky Shows His Softer Side In Wavy “LSD” Video

Carl Williott | May 20, 2015 9:00 am

At.Long.Last.A$AP is one of the year’s most hyped rap releases, and with just a couple weeks until it drops on June 2, A$AP Rocky has shared new song and video “LSD.” The ALLA album cut proves we have no idea what we’re in for with this project, but that Rocky has total command over his vision.

For this track, he transitions from cloud rap to full-on psych-rap. And it’s a love song. And the Harlem rapper is singing for most of the track. The music itself lives up to GQ‘s claim that the album has some “psychedelic ’60s London” flourishes, with a woozy bass throb blossoming into a vibrant kaleidoscope of synths, reverb, vocoder and canned strings. Then it all melts away for a rap interlude over a sparkly beat, before returning to the crooning.

The song is a gorgeous funhouse dream, and you can check it out in the video up top, which Rocky co-directed with Dexter Navy.