PREMIERE: Chester Watson Gets Claymated in Video for Nick Leng’s “Plastic Moon”
The collaborative single arrives with visuals from Adult Swim animator Bona Bones.
It’s been a rough go for South African–born, LA-based songwriter Nick Leng, who’s recently coped with a bad breakup, a subsequent apartment fire, and loss of a close friend. But where there’s lemons, there’s always the potential for lemonade—which, in this case, would be the artist’s debut LP, LEMONS.
With a slew of downtempo singles under his belt—including 2018’s “Lemons”—Leng’s latest roll-out is for the LEMONS cut “Plastic Moon,” which comes complete with near-spoken-word verses from fellow Angeleno Chester Watson and a very Adult Swim claymation video from Bona Bones, who’s previously worked on Robot Chicken.
Watson’s delivery on “Plastic Moon” matches the woozy production and distorted vocals of Leng, sounding like the rapper formerly known as milo, quickly making his way through wordy bars that sound as somnambulistic as they do meticulously thought-out. This sleepy energy is matched by Bones’ clay recreation of Watson traversing dreamlike desert landscapes before joining his collaborator on a thicc waxing crescent.
Check out the video below. LEMONS drops April 20 via SOTA Recordings