Yung Lean had a pretty big year in 2014, and chances are 2015 will be even bigger for the Swedish internet sensation. Kicking off the year with a video for “Diamonds,” his collaborative track with Thaiboy Digital, it’s evident that Lean has bigger aspirations for his visuals at this point. Coming a long way from the surreal Pokémon Stadium-infatuated “Hurt” video, the grandiose video for “Diamonds” finds Thaiboy and Lean trekking over gorgeous snow-covered forests.
Taken from Thaiboy’s Tiger mixtape, “Diamonds” finds the pair flexing their melodic muscles over a melancholy Whitearmor beat, frequently switching between a more somber tone and a more triumphant one. It won’t exactly be for everyone, but for those already on board with Lean, it’s certainly fun to see how far he’s come.
It’s also worth noting that Thaiboy Digital is currently facing the very real threat of being deported from Sweden. If you’d like to help, Lean has started a petition to keep Thaiboy in Sweden that you can sign here, and you can purchase his album/mixtape Tiger here.