Today, the experimental hip-hop trio Clipping released the music video for “True Believer” from their 2016 dystopian, afro-futurist concept album Splendor and Misery. The album, shortlisted for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) at this year’s Hugo Awards, traces the narrative of a slave uprising on an interstellar cargo ship.
The music video for “True Believer,” directed by Carlos Lopez-Estrada, follows an astronaut (vocalist Paul Outlaw) as he floats into outer space, while Daveed Diggs (of Hamilton fame) narrates the history of the universe. The track is rather spare, with a slowly intensifying background hum and measured couplets—parallels to Deltron 3030 are inescapable.
Watch the video above, find more information about Splendor and Misery on the band’s Bandcamp page here and watch the music videos for “Back Up” here and “Air ‘Em Out” (both of which are also from Splendor and Misery) below.