London-based Ivorian hip-hop artist Karim Tanoé drops the video for his single “Lonely Challenger.” As the second installment off his conceptual mixtape The Next Step, the follow-up to last year’s The First Step, the visuals prove just as ambitious as the track itself. The thematic nature of the mixtape, which deals with the internal struggle between the realist and the dreamer within the protagonist’s mind, is beautifully depicted in the video.
The alternating shots and mesmerizing effects exquisitely compliment the insightful and introspective lyricism. The video brings Karim’s inner monologue to life, where he is finally able to share his inner battle with his audience. The dark scenery and lighting, in addition to well-timed effects, highlight Karim’s movements and captivate the viewer. It’s Karim’s most ambitious yet and showcases his charismatic personality and promising skills.
To keep up with Karim’s thoughts and musings, follow him on Instagram, and watch the “Lonely Challenger” video below.