Today, masked dance-pop producer Marshmello and 808Mafia’s Southside drop a new track and music video for “Been Thru This Before,” with acclaimed UK rapper Giggs and breakout star SAINt JHN via Godd Complexx/HITCO. The grime-inspired offering effortlessly fuses the talents of Marshmello and Southside for a collab that marries all of the acts’ signature styles.
The visual is set in a hazy forest where people in ominous animal masks are gathering, uncertain if we are watching a sinister scene unfold or a party take place. Mystic artifacts are seen throughout the video including gargoyles, a crystal ball and isolated cabins giving a sense of heightened suspense. Giggs’ gruff, unmistakable vocals lay the opening for the track, as SAINt JHN shines a light in the dark, igniting the chorus and second verse with arrogant, explosive lyrics. Directed by Myles Whittingham, the menacing theme of the video creates mystery and perfectly complements the tone of the song, but leaves us wondering as it rounds out with close up shots and dark silhouettes.
“Been Thru This Before” is the latest offering from Marshmello who is coming off a strong year with the 5X Platinum “Happier” ft. Bastille, the 4X Platinum “Silence” ft Khalid, 2X Platinum “Wolves” with Selena Gomez, and both “Everyday” with Logic and “Project Dreams” ft. Roddy Ricch earning certified Platinum plaques. Southside received production credits on 3 Billboard #1 Albums in 2019, while SAINt JHN is fresh off the heels of the success of “Roses (Imanbek Remix),” which is #1 on the UK’s Official Singles Chart and debuted at #55 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts. Giggs is widely known for collaborating with Drake on his 2017 More Life project on “No Long Talk” and “KMT,” which peaked at #9 on the UK Singles Chart.
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