theMIND is on a visionary tear as of late. After releasing his enlightened, spiritually nostalgic trip to the days of childhoods’ yesteryear via his debut project, Summer Camp, theMIND cracks open the jar to his creative juices yet again with aptly animated visuals to his single, “Animated Ambition.”
Alongside frequent collaborators Mick Jenkins, Jesse Boykins III, and Noname (who appeared on Summer Camp’s “Only The Beginning”), theMIND holds his adolescent 90’s sentiments close, with references to Rugrats, Doug, and Hey Arnold! cartoons and the days of Keith Sweat and Jagged Edge to juxtapose the present day struggles of making a dollar, and even the unsettling possibility of a Donald Trump presidency. Tristan Zammit’s colorful, psychedelic-kaleidoscope animations fit like a glove to the track’s similarly wavy, hi-hat heavy instrumental and the musically inclined foursome’s lively, mnemonic lyricism.
Take a look below and download theMIND’s latest, Summer Camp.