AUGUST 08 today shares the official music video for "Bussdown Your Soul (feat. Barney Bones)," via 88rising. Directed by August and Barney, August shares the video is "'a modern twist on a gang tale."
Emotionally and melodically rich, "Bussdown Your Soul" is a genre-fluid track mingling menace with sorrow and placing AUGUST 08’s strength as a songwriter on full display through his unorthodox musical choices. Over throbbing sub-bass, ricocheting percussion and contemplative piano rounding out the background, AUGUST 08 croons about how materialism and the trappings of a superficial lifestyle damage the soul and hollow out your inner life. As he twists his vocals over the tortured, drawn-out syllables of “soul” in the chorus, AUGUST 08’s delivers a powerful, emotive performance.
Stream the single below.