Dominic Fike became a breakthrough artist back in 2018 when he released his guitar-based rap EP Don’t Forget About Me, Demos. On July 9, the Floridian artist released the track “Politics and Violence,” the second single from his upcoming album. Last month he released the opening single “Chicken Tenders.”
“Politics and Violence” premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show. It is a strong and very dynamic track that displays Fike’s unique ability to fuse lo-fi rap with alternative pop. The lyrics in the chorus include: “Mileage, politics and violence, at least somebody’s drivin’ / All you need to fall in love, mileage, politics, and violence / At least somebody’s drivin,’ all you need to fall in love.” The track was released alongside a scenic, cosmic style music video which was shot in Scotland and was directed by Reed Bennett. The video features the song’s lyrics being projected onto the mountainous landscape.
The singer took to Instagram at the start of June to announce the delay of his music releases due to the protests against anti-Black racism and police brutality in America. Fike also discussed his own experiences with systemic racism in the United States in his Instagram letter.
“Chicken Tenders” and “Politics and Violence” will both be included on Fike’s forthcoming debut album What Could Possibly Go Wrong which is set to drop on July 31.