Clip “Scanner” : Gringe pays tribute to his sick brother with Rod Paradot
After “Who said it better” feat with Orelsan, Vald and Suikon Blaz AD, Gringe today unveiled the clip of “Scanner”, the second extract from his first solo album “Moon Child”. A clip poignant and loathing in which the rapper pays tribute to his brother with schizophrenia and prompt the actor Rod Paradot.
It will be a long time before listening to “Moon Child”, the first album of Gringe without Orelsan, but the wait was worth it as the rapper gives us a result that is thoughtful, powerful and intimate… which was not easy to obtain : “there are times where I was worn out morally and physically. At the beginning, I was very single for this album“, he confided in an interview with PRBK. But to cobble together his opus, William Sharp, of his real name, is surrounded by his close friends as his sidekick, always with whom he formed the Crackers Flowters, Vald, Suikon Blaz AD, Diamond Deuklo and Nemir.
“The verdict is in, you hear voices, you speak alone”
After “Who said it better”, with Orelsan, AD, and Vald, Gringe has chosen “Scanner”, feat with Léa Castel, as the second excerpt from “Moon Child” : this title is surely the most personal of his album, as he speaks of his brother became schizophrenic because of the drug. “I definitely wanted to write “Scanner”. At the same time to pay tribute to the courage of my brother and then to shed light on schizophrenia, a disease that is not talked about, yet so common. An exercise as painful as the liberator…” he explains.
The lyrics of the song make more sense : “But tonight, it was enough of a time / Of a bad trip, a bad mix / For the drugs you rail against him, and that thou shouldst go tu the angels / Brain dislocated, convulsions, hard-core and no-one on board to steer (…) Flesh of my flesh is gone in areas that are too dark / And I discovered this damn scanner to talk to us about your deep lesions (…) The verdict is in, you hear voices / talking You alone, your brain fills / And you’re isolated for months, “said open heart Gringe in the “Scanner”.
Gringe invite Rod Paradot in the clip of “Scanner”
For the realization of the clip, the one who is the poster of the film The ticklish appealed to the duo Greg & Lio (“black Gold” of Kaaris, “Basic” Orelsan…) who delivers a sublime sequence, dark, poignant, and hyper film.
One discovers there in particular Gringe and Rod Paradot (known for his role in The high head , for which he won the César for most promising male in 2016) in a violent car accident. The young actor, lost, wanders about the place of the drama and tries to save the artist a prisoner of his vehicle. Gringe hits so hard with the clip of “Scanner”, well done !
Dave Zakarian has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Koz Post, Dave Zakarian worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella.