The art of seduction can often be a risky game, and Duckwrth finds out the hard way in his new video for “Crush,” exclusively premiering on Billboard Friday (Aug. 16).
The video plays up the flirty, guitar-driven melody of the song, as the Los Angleles rapper gets wooed by a female visitor in his apartment. He gets swept up — literally — as he and the lady show off their smooth moves. But it proves to not be enough for Duckwrth, as he falls for other women on the sidewalk and the local burrito joint.
“I’m a habitual crusher,” Duckwrth tells Billboard. “I probably crush like 20 times a day, scrolling through socials. This song and video serves as my confessional. Pray for me.”
“Crush” is the first single from his upcoming as-yet-untitled debut studio album, and will follow the release of May’s The Falling Man EP. The rapper is ready to hit the road with the new tunes this fall, beginning with a headlining show in London on Sept. 26th. He’ll then join Billie Eilish, DJ duo Louis The Child on their respective tours.
But the question remains: does Duckwrth end up getting caught between his lovers at the end? Check it out the “Crush” video below to find out.
DUCKWRTH — TOUR DATES
September 24 — London, United Kingdom @ Jazz Cafe
October 6 — Austin, Texas @ Austin City Limits
October 7 — Tulsa, Oklahoma @ BOK Center (w/ Billie Eilish)
October 8 — Dallas, Texas @ American Airlines Center (w/ Billie Eilish)
October 10 — Houston, Texas @ Toyota Center (w/ Billie Eilish)
October 12 — Atlanta, Georgia @ Afropunk Festival
October 13 — Austin, Texas @ Austin City Limits
November 22 — San Diego, California @ Wonderfront Music Festival
November 26 — Milwaukee, Wisconsin @ Eagles Ballroom (w/ Louis The Child)
November 27 — Minneapolis, Minnesota @ Armory (w/ Louis The Child)
November 29 — Chicago, Illinois @ Aragon Ballroom (w/ Louis The Child)
November 30 — Chicago, Illinois @ Aragon Ballroom (w/ Louis The Child)
December 5 — Madison, Wisconsin @ The Sylvee (w/ Louis The Child)
December 6 — Kansas City, Missouri @ Uptown Theater (w/ Louis The Child)
December 7 — St. Louis, Missouri @ The Pageant (w/ Louis The Child