VIDEO PREMIERE: YUNG STUDENT LOANS “GMSIL (GET MY LIFE)”
Sometimes listening to a song is like walking in on someone in the bathroom. It feels too intimate—something for an audience of one. That’s the energy of every song on Yung Student Loans‘ new album, I Stay Lonely (A True Romance), but never more present than on “GMSIL (Get My Life),” a slow-burn somber-trap jam for hard hearts.
Loans is serving production for your nerve in this video: glitzy RED-camera lookin shots that pull back to reveal a production team making it all happen. The emperor has no clothes, but like, in a cheeky way. His lyrics are curious: he’s spilling his guts, but thinks it’s falling on deaf ears. Which begs the question, whoms’t is he really trying to convince? This plays out in a series of shots of him talking to a woman who won’t look up from her texts, her non-response barely phasing him. But then: ‘I’m not answering calls, I’m not answering texts / I keep dipping and dodging, hanging out with my old shit.’ Hypocrite trap anthem!
Cannot stress enough how gorgeous this video is, and how despondent Loans sounds on the track, the takeaway being not everything that glitters is whole. Ain’t that America.