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Mike Slap

Providence, RI | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Providence, RI | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
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"Symmetry (Mike Slap) "My Fix" Video Premiere on Billboard.com"

Some songs build slowly to an emotional climax, but why waste all that time? Symmetry's "My Fix" starts in the middle of the action, when things are already at a boiling point. The song opens with a wallop, as Symmetry sings, "you know I'm a sucker for manipulation." In the song's music video, the artist matches the track's mood with tense, sexual visuals.

Watch the music video for Symmetry's "My Fix" below, premiered here on The Juice.

Although "My Fix" is fraught with desire, the instrumentation stays easy-going. The keyboard sets up a lazy groove; the guitar adds depth and color; the beat stays light, as if were drummed with pencils. Symmetry moves easily between singing and rapping. He knows something is wrong, but can't figure out how to extricate himself from an unhealthy situation: "I can't help it, I'm an addict for you baby/ You're no good for me, that's sad but it's true."

The connection between romance and addiction in the song is not an accident. "It's easy to point fingers at someone with a substance abuse issue," Symmetry tells Billboard. "But when we look at ourselves, we can easily remember what it's like to battle through a bad relationship and justify doing ourselves harm in that way. I've been through both, and either one can be terribly dark."

The video opens on the singer and a girl tangled up in the sheets. The two lovers are physically tied together at the wrists; at one moment, the foreplay lapses suddenly into violence and they start to strangle each other. "I wanted to give the emotional abuse a visual," he says. "The sexual nature of the video was intentional. Sometimes that's all you have left in the end of a relationship."

Making the video was grueling -- Symmetry "was bleeding and ultimately left with bruises and scars from the shoot." But it doesn't bother him. He notes succinctly: "If something calls for blood, I bleed." - Billboard.com

"DJBooth.net Junky Review"

Remember those “What’s your anti-drug?” PSAs from back in the day? Yeah, they were corny as f**k. Still, I can’t think of a better way to summarize the first feature and debut single from Symmetry than by saying that music is his anti-drug. On Junky, the Rhode Island rapper and producer looks back on a childhood and adolescence spent in close proximity to drug use and addiction. Though he never partook in the hard stuff, he expresses regret for never speaking up about his friends’ habits. The record has a happier ending than you’d expect from the first two verses (and Symmetry’s ominous string beat): ultimately, the artist realizes that music offers a stronger buzz than anything you can purchase on a street corner. Fans will be able to find Junky and much more on the artist’s indie full-length of the same name, due out in December. - DJBooth.net

"Revolt TV Junky Premiere"

The video for "Junky" was premiered live on Revolt TV. It was supplemented by this post on the home page of their website. - Revolt TV


Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Currently at a loss for words...

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