An homage to comic books and video games of the ’80s and ’90s, the visual kicks off with a “choose your fighter”-style run-down of a number of hip twentysomethings, who stand stock-still as their characteristics and special skills (think drop kick, laser drive and force punch) flash on screen.
As each player faces off against Wavey Davey, the gladiator alter ego of Glass Animals’ Dave Bayley, the frontman cedes the floor to Curry for a mile-a-minute verse that gives the track its title. “Everything gotta be eighty, you keep the twenty percentage/ You know that I get it, I’m on it, I’m in it/ If you try and take it, the clip get extended/ I’m back on my bulls–t like Jordan on Pippen/ If this is my life then I’m Tokyo driftin’,” the rapper fires off over a kinetic, trap-heavy beat.
“Tokyo Drifting” is the British fourpiece’s latest collaboration in their ongoing “Fresh Fruit” series (following 2015’s “Lose Control” with Joey Bada$$), and marks the band’s first new music since releasing their sophomore LP How to Be a Human Being in 2016.
Watch the video for “Tokyo Drifting” below.