Wrapping up a year that’s given us a small handful of singles, freestyles and an EP, rising drill star PS Hitsquad has saved the best ‘til last.
New single “Freedom” isn’t just another shining example of PS’ underappreciated pen, it may also be the best one yet—and the presentation is truly stunning. This is more than street bravado and shock tactics. Between the slightly ominous synth melody on Kid Spryal’s well-produced beat and the matter-of-fact way PS breaks down the risk-it-all mentality, there’s a disarming and actually quite shocking poignancy that’s difficult to shake.
Playing to that idea of stripping away the bravado, legendary documentarians and film-making duo Tim & Barry have pared back any pretension or sheen from the accompanying video. Instead, we see a rotating cast of young people, performing PS’ lyrics directly to camera with no drama, no flair, just letting those high-impact lines hang in the air.
Peep the visuals for “Freedom” above and be sure to add the song to your playlists.