Continuing promotion for his Home Is Where The Art Is EP, Baltimore’s Substantial releases an inspirational, history focused visual for his single “See Hear.” Staying true to the gritty nature of his hometown, Substantial isn’t afraid to discuss the tough issues he sees every day, while dropping knowledge and wisdom that might take more than one listen to fully absorb.
The cinematic video, directed by Ariel “Rel” Nuñez, begins with the poignant words of a local elder speaking on the checkered history of Baltimore during its decline, which coincided with the crack epidemic of the 1980’s. Substantial essentially continues the elderly man’s story, simultaneously giving viewers a modern and verbal description of Baltimore today.
Substantial doesn’t skip over the troubles of his city, but still comes away with an optimistic message. The instrumental, produced Algorhythm of the renowned Brooklyn producing collective The Stuyvesants, is filled with sharp drum kicks and feathery harmonies that meld together to from an excellent canvas upon wich Substantial lays his modern day gospel. Watch for yourself below, and purhcase Home Is Where The Art Is from iTunes.