Norwegian pop fellow Tooji returned this week with his brand new single ‘Packin Guns’. And today he premiered the video too, over on Gaffa.se.
The song is a bit of a genre straddling, unclassifiable mind fuck. In the best possible way of course. Pop, with a bizarre r&b twist. Bizarre in that it’s almost theatrical, gentric r&b. Eerie strings and M.I.A. production BOOM moments back up a schizophrenic Tooji vocal and a group chant. It’s different to anything his contemporaries are making at the moment, we’ll give him that. And along with last year’s ‘Rebels’, it cements his status as one of the more interesting male popstars around at the moment. A status that admittedly isn’t too well know just yet unfortunately, but the best ones never are.
The new single and video;