Def-I “American Quarantine” ft. Ariano [Video]
Following the success of his recent album, Deserted Oceans, iconic New Mexico artist Def-i and veteran SoCal producer and artist Ariano flip the script and prepare to drop a revamped version of the album, bringing you Oceans Deserted – The Remixes.
The remix album reimagines all of the original tracks and throws fans a new joint born from these uncertain times, “American Quarantine.” Recorded by Ariano in LA, “American Quarantine” is guitar-driven and heavy, mirroring the mood of the times. Def-i delivers his verses with spit-fire precision, his message on point and addressing the fear and fallout from the global pandemic. Even in his direct references, Def-i expertly weaves subtle hidden meaning into every verse, grounding the track in an unwavering veil of hope.
The accompanying video to “American Quarantine” brings the words of Def-i and Ariano to life. Directed by The Mothership Alumni, the imagery is powerfully pointed in scanning the eerie emptiness of city streets and the places that should be swarming with life. The loneliness of the cityscape is juxtaposed against the calming solitude of the New Mexico desert, which Def-i embraces even in the midst of the chaos.
“American Quarantine” is a song of the now and is the first single from Oceans Deserted – The Remixes, dropping May 8th on Popular Nobody.