Los Angeles, CA [November 11, 2020]Saint Lyor—the Massachusetts-based founding member of Brockton’sVan Buren Records releasesthe official music video for his track, “THIS IS NOT AN IMAGE” directed by Noah Weisfogel from SMOG.
The official music video for “THIS IS NOT AN IMAGE” is a commentary on the surveillance state of America that attributed to the monitoring, sabotage, and eventual downfall of a lot of historic black leaders. Speaking on the video, Saint Lyor said,
“We pulled inspiration from the 70s where we saw many powerful black leaders fall because of federal investigations that intended to stifle their struggle for equality and economic empowerment. We wanted viewers to understand the thinking and overall energy that manifested out of creating a song like “THIS IS NOT AN IMAGE.” We’ve done our research; we know how parasitic white supremacy can be, but we still remain strong and authentic to the cause…”
Pulling influences from the likes of Kendrick Lamar & Lil Uzi Vert, Saint Lyor has been able to craft a unique and infectious sound with standout tracks such as “Gossip” and “Aunt Jemima.” Hailing from Brockton, Massachusetts, the Van Buren Records’ artist has established himself as a promising young talent.
Equipped with a short yet triumphant catalog, Lyor is patiently and earnestly crafting an indelible career formulated off a strong penchant for sticky hooks and unforgettable lyricism.
As evidenced by the March 2020 release of his debut project IF MY SINS COULD TALK, the Brockton native is carefully positioning himself to be a pundit for exceedingly addictive music. His debut EP acts as a flawless introduction of the newcomer and his brilliance where he artfully balances his moral compass as he packages his transgressions into unforgettable records.
Be on the look out for more from Saint Lyor in December 2020.