Open Mike Eagle released his A Special Episode Of EP in February, and one of its highlights was “Ziggy Starfish (Anti-Anxiety Raps)” produced by Gold Panda. With its quick drums and a warped, pitching sample, Mike lets go of some the anxieties he has. He won’t conform. He won’t walk like an Egyptian. There are people he gets along with, and there’s people he doesn’t get along with. He won’t go to your party if he doesn’t want.
In the song’s video, though, he does choose to go to a party, and it’s a low-lit, slow-moving, packed affair where Mike spits his thoughts while two lovers combine and disperse in the midst of the drinking, dancing and bubbles. By the end of the night, the two end up alone while the rest of the party, including Hannibal Buress, enjoys themselves. We all take L’s in our house party loves, sometimes.
Check the Kris Merc-directed video above, and download A Special Episode Of now.