Only a week after the release of PsychoYP’s double a-side, the rapper drops a self-directed music video for ‘Midlife Crisis’.
Arriving after the release of the rapper’s fourth studio album, Euphoria, which debuted at #1 on the Apple Music Hip-Hop/Rap charts in Nigeria. The heartfelt song details the artist catching feelings for an older woman, who is only interested in him as she struggles through a midlife crisis. Luxurious piano arrangements are paired with a melodic flow to create a thoughtful environment for his lyrics to breathe.
Speaking about the creation of the song, PsychoYP said, “[Midlife Crisis] comes from a special place because I’m used to showing my strengths and hardcore side. This time, I really wanted to tell people the kind of relationships we face right now. They are filled with broken people finding something special in each other.”
The self-directed video shows the rapper introspectively rapping in a room, followed by clips of him spending intimate time with the lady of his dreams. It has a distinct feeling of bittersweetness, the couple love their time together but ultimately know it isn’t going to last.
The second track on the double a-side is ‘WYDTM’, short for ‘What you do to Me’. Garage-inspired samples and drum patterns carry the production as PsychoYP teams up with fellow Apex Village artist Azanti.
Acting as a sequel to ‘Midlife Crisis’, the pair seamlessly ride the beat rapping about climbing out of the pit of heartbreak. The woman’s midlife crisis may be over, leaving Psycho YP to grieve their relationship the only way he knows how, spending cash to heal his internal wounds.
PsychoYP says WYDTM is “inspired by the Craig David era that I grew up listening to with my older siblings when we lived in the UK with my mum. It’s an upbeat dance track about turning to material things to deal with heartbreak.”
Give the double a-side a spin by clicking here.