The release of the track is accompanied by a golf-themed video, swinging at golf balls that feature a frowny face. The song itself, meanwhile, features a bass-heavy beat that’s anchored by R&B-style guitar licks and dramatic strings. Brian effortlessly switches between his low-pitched, distinctive rapping voice, and more angelic singing vocals.
“This song was the result of this one week I started listening to Musiq Soulchild & thought to myself what if there’s hard ass 808’s on this, and turns out it sounds pretty good,” said Brian of the track. It’s unclear if “Vivid” is set to appear on a new project or not, but it comes ahead of his scheduled headlining performances at 88’s Head in the Clouds festivals in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Manila, in the Philippines. He’ll be joined by fellow signees Niki, Joji, and more.
The arrival of “Vivid” also arrives just a month after Brian landed his first major acting role in the music drama Jamojaya from director-writer Justin Chon. As reported by Deadline, the film will follow the “break-up story” between a father and son. The film stars Brian as a rising rapper, who hired a U.S. manager and record label to help take his career to new heights while his father previously helped him out. Chon’s Blue Bayou debuted at Cannes earlier this year to strong critical acclaim.
Watch the video for “Vivid” above and check out the song via Spotify below.