Deadmau5’s latest installation in his mau5trap series, mau5ville: Level 2, is out now, featuring the lead single “Drama Free” with singer-songwriter Lights. “Drama Free” is a darker, slower dance track driven mostly by Lights’ exceptional vocal talent over industrial-sounding drums.
“Drama Free” is a bizarre track in that it is slightly unsettling to listen to. The rhythm of the drums doesn’t match perfectly to Lights’ vocals, creating an eclectic, untraditional flow. The various industrial sounds woven throughout the track add to the overall unsettling vibe. Even Lights’ voice is warped to change pitch sporadically throughout the track.
However, the unsettling nature of “Drama Free” doesn’t stop with the song alone. The music video is the work of digital artist and filmmaker Nick DenBoer. DenBoer also produced the nightmare-fuel music video for “Monophobia” – if you haven’t seen it, click here to watch it.
Somehow, “Drama Free” manages to be the tamer one of the two videos. That being said, this music video is like an acid-fueled romp through the weirdest corners of deadmau5’s brain. It features rainbow blob monsters with human limbs, deadmau5 as a dancing baby, and a spiraling chain of disembodied human arms. No, I’m not kidding.
Watch below to see the video for yourself, and tell us what you think. Does “Drama Free” with Lights measure up to “Monophobia,” the leading single off of mau5ville: Level 1? Let us know what you think!