Today buzzing Maryland MC / vocalist Global Dan debuts the music video for “Had Me At Goodbye,” the first single off his forthcoming Steve Aoki executive produced Dim Mak LP. Global Dan’s in-your-face attitude and DIY mentality evokes the early days of Dim Mak, when the label was breaking new ground with punk, emo and indie acts. Boasting cosigns from Virgil Abloh, Hypebeast and Alternative Press, Global Dan is part of the next wave of artists fusing emo sounds with hip hop aesthetics.
“Had Me At Goodbye,” produced by Blink 182’s Travis Barker and Goldfinger’s John Feldmann, sees Global Dan find an emotional middle ground on his new emo rap heartbreak earworm. He delivers somber, yet witty and sarcastic lyrics over catchy, upbeat instrumentation. The official music video, directed and produced by JMP’s (XXXTENTACION, Playboy Carti, Noah Cyrus, 6LACK, Roddy Rich, King Von) team at Paperwork Studio, peers into the life of a quarantined couple on the edges of a COVID induced breakup.
“When people hear this song I want them to feel happy about being sad, I want them to overcome any heart break they’re going through, I want them to know their self worth and