On their most recent EP, Junga, Montreal trio the Posterz rap about navigating life in the city, or what they call the “concrete jungle.” In the new music video for their standout track, “Ben Up,” Kris the $pirit gives us a tutorial on how to stay up by staying true to yourself, accompanied by a melodic hook from Husser and guest backing vocalist Kali Pop. Using live drums, guitars, and a wild vocal effect, in-house producer Joey Sherrett cooks up the eerie instrumental that ultimately inspired the gloomy, pensive clip.
“Despite our hardships, we handle them the only way we know how,” the Posterz told Complex via email. “Sometimes life doesn’t always give you the best situations, and you can get ‘ben’ out of shape. But we rise above it and continue.” You can watch the Vinoth Varatharajan-directed visual for “Ben Up” above. If you’re at SXSW, catch the Posterz performing this weekend at Barracuda (611 E 7th St.) on Saturday, March 19.