Headie One, one of UK drill's Top 3 selected, made his much-hyped return home from prison today in fine style—in a helicopter, no less. Having served six months for allegedly carrying a bladed article, the North London native is getting right back to the music.
Today, Headie One shares the trippy, Arnaud Bresson-directed visuals for "GANG"—which is the second single (following "Charades") from his collab project of the same name with UK producer Fred Again. The 8-track EP, which lands tomorrow and features Sampha, FKA twigs and Jamie xx, sees Headie in full experimental mode, lacing Fred's spacey, glitchy electronics with emotive bars about his life on the roads.
"GANG comes from a different perspective from my previous projects," says Headie. "It's much more raw with emotion, not just from my own narrative like Music X Road, but this time, from my peers. GANG is a shared love of music from two people with different backgrounds; the title represents loyalty and friendship, things that are important to both me and Fred."
Fred tells Complex that the song is about "looking out for your people and your people looking out for you. We wanted to reframe the way the word 'gang' is sometimes seen, making the loyalty the most important thing."
Watch the "GANG" visuals exclusively above.
UPDATE (April 3): Stream the GANG EP in full below.