East London emcee/producer Jung Mergs‘ newest release “Paranoia” is an insightful and heartfelt take on addiction and drug dependency. It’s not often rappers dive into this sensitive issue but Mergs approaches it from a very creative manner using his own experiences as the perfect backdrop.
He makes use of a laidback, moody backdrop rife with ominous synths, sparse drums, and atmospheric pads to create a mental scenery for the subject matter. He candidly talks about the effects of the herb in the form of a dialogue between himself and a personification of the psychosis itself. The first verse is strictly from Mergs viewpoint while the second verse we get to hear what the psychosis has to say about it and the result is quite interesting.
The visuals are dark and ominous as well and sure fits the theme of the song with its cinematic aesthetics.