Music Video: Cross My Heart Hope To Die – “Rollercoasting”

Walking backwards through Tokyo

Trippy, ominous, languid, cinematic. All these words have been used to describe the sound of Cross My Heart Hope To Die, a musical collaboration between DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill, singer Brevi, and producer Andrew Kline.

The video for “Rollercoasting,” which was shot in Tokyo by Uchujin Films, features people walking–sometimes forward, sometimes backward–into parking garages, onto the subway, in parks, in strip malls. Their faces are occasionally blurred; flashes of light sometimes interrupt their progress. And all of it is set to strange, looping, predatory beats that evoke the high-pitched haze of an altered state of mind–just before the paranoia sets in. This is not your average ride.