Written by on October 4, 2021

This week’s Local Eyes is from New Zealand-based experimental rapper/producer WHO SHOT SCOTT has just drop a new video for ‘LOVE WE’LL NEVER KNOW’, the next single lifted from the follow up to his debut EP MERCY, MERCY II.

A departure from his experimental rap and production fundamentals, the new single finds WSS rapping with a gritty punk cadence over an electrifying guitar riff strut and pounding 808’s broken up with brooding reverberated melodies. Continuing to push the limits of his rebellious artistry, the single arrives alongside a music video directed by frequent collaborator Connor Pritchard, finding the rapper rocking out with his band in a rowdy, neon-drenched performance.“Vulnerability has always been at the forefront of my creative philosophy, whether it be my lyrical content or within my music production, I always strive to be brave and express my inner emotions as accurately as possible through my music,” WSS details.”At the time of writing this song, I was dealing with the remnants of post-traumatic stress caused by an abusive relationship from my past. I was in a seriously bad place mentally and finally came to the realisation that I wasn’t ever truly in love with this person, but instead, infatuated by the potential of the relationship getting better. I’m very blessed to say that I eventually got out of that situation safely, but the manipulation definitely had some long-lasting effects on me than I would have liked it too. For me – this song is my closure, this is me telling myself that what happened was not my fault and doesn’t define me or my future. I was just seeing a love that wasn’t truly there.”



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