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Live Review: Mall Grab releases nostalgia-heavy clip for 'Leaving Tokyo'

6 April 2020 | 1:48 pm | Parry Tritsiniotis

Consider your iso blues sorted, or amplified, with the latest film clip from Newcastle native Mall Grab, for his single 'Leaving Tokyo'

Consider your iso blues sorted (or amplified) with the latest film clip from Newcastle native Mall Grab, for his single 'Leaving Tokyo'. The track, which appeared on Mall Grab's stellar 2019 EP 'Sunflower', has received a visual treatment by best friend, Jarred Kennedy.

Following the EP, Mall Grab played an isolation Boiler Room from his own bedroom and released a 20+ track mixtape with tracks produced from 2015-19. It's interesting therefore to see the video land now, shot after 6 months of touring across Europe from club nights, green room shenanigans, karaoke bars and Ubers tracking the hectic lifestyle of a touring DJ.

The video interacts superbly with the track in today's context. 'Leaving Tokyo' is one of the calmer tracks on the EP. A calm break beat pattern merges perfectly with ethereal synths. A reflective number to say the least, the track's key elements evoke a sense of eeriness. Combining these factors of the track with the turbo footage of tour hits different during these times. It's hard not to reflect on better times as footage rolls through of fireworks, sweaty dance floors, long drives and busy metropolitan streets with the ghostly beat ringing int he background. In the description however, Mall Grab paints a more positive picture:

“leaving tokyo” - shot over the course of 6 months on tour - lots of amazing memories with friends around the world filmed by my best friend - a pleasant reminder that this current situation isn’t forever; and we will all be thriving and spreading love on the dancefloor again ❤️ positive energy FOREVER, positive energy TOGETHER." Watch the clip below:

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