Angel Haze didn’t really know much about Danish artist Kwamie Liv until her management brought them together. As the New York rapper tells it herself, they “somehow found ourselves on a four-hour Skype call,” which led to Liv finding the inspiration to pen a track specifically for the pair. The result was “Pleasure This Pain”, a low-burning track that encapsulates the broken feelings that too often come with love. Now, the unexpected duo have re-teamed with co-producer Baby Duka for the song’s animated video.
“We wanted to create a limitless playground that Angel and I could live in for that song,” explained Liv, who had previously worked with Duka on the Facebook cartoon Sunday Strip. “Also, working with a music producer who is capable of drawing and animating something so beautiful and not utilizing it would be madness.”
The clip sees Haze and Liv taking a long drive off a short cliff, ending in a dream-like Mexican standoff. There’s a bit of magic, a bit of mystery to the animation, paralleling the vibe of the song itself. Check it out below.