Next week, Southern California producer Barrett Richards, aka Kastle, is releasing his second studio album Reflections. Having recently moved from the constant bustle of Los Angeles to the quieter suburbs, the LP serves as his 12-track attempt to rediscover himself as an artist.
Today, THUMP is premiering the video for one of Reflections' tracks, "The Future" featuring MICHAELBRAILEY. The dancehall-tinged, experimental pop number's visual treatment sees a young woman travel through the streets of Tokyo at night, interspersed with flashes of her in what seems to be a virtual reality simulation.
"Had an absolute blast working with MICHAELBRAILEY on this one," Richards tells THUMP over email. "We were talking a lot about human connection and thinking about how it will continue to drastically evolve in our lifetime. In the future I think we will realize that we have always been connected. The idea of disconnect is just an abstract illusion/story that we told ourselves. The video is shot in one of my favorite cities, Tokyo. I wanted Jeff Vash on the video production for his eye for symbolism and attention to detail."
Watch Kastle's video for "The Future" here. Reflections is out on October 14 via Symbols.