Marine – [HVN]

Houston artist HVN has had a whirlwind few months. Since we last covered his April ’21 single “Draco,” the rising talent appeared on Don Toliver’s “Smoke” alongside SoFaygo, performed at several U.S. dates with Toliver from Miami all the way to Los Angeles, modeled for Calvin Klein, and just last week, released a brand new single called “Marine.” Today, HVN is here to bless us with the song’s accompanying music video, directed by none other than visual genius and jack-of-many-trades, Noah Dillon, whose work spans from visual campaigns for North Face and Maison Margiela all the way to his band The Hellp and a brand called Hot Mess alongside Luka Sabbat, among other things.

Simply put, “Marine” is an eccentric, deeply compelling music video, far from what one would expect from a rap video in both visual identity and substance. Dillon builds what feels like a singular world around the song, using different textures of footage, split-screen shots, strategic camera movements, and more to ingrain the visuals into the muddied feel of the production and the personality driven into the vocals. The yield is a music video that continues to build upon HVN’s differentiated sense of artistry, sonically and visually refreshing in a way that has positioned him at the forefront’s of Houston’s current lineup of talent.

Having also announced his new project ALL GIRLS GO TO HEAVEN due out for release next Wednesday, all signs are pointing up for HVN. Not only is the music something new, as evidenced by “Marine,” but the visual identity of everything he’s put out — assisted by names like Noah Dillon and Piper Ellis — has led audiences toward something very exciting happening in Houston.

Don’t sleep. Get ready for a new HVN project out next week by watching “Marine” below:

Song Produced by Broadday
Video Directed by Noah Dillon
Artwork by Piper Ellis