Beirut-born and NYC-based artist, Thoom, also known as Zeynab Ghandour, released a new single and music video to match today, to pregame opening for Yves Tumor at Terminal 5 tonight. She has collaborated with Yves Tumor before, along with Ecco2k on “God is a Circle,” and released an EP earlier this year, Fantasy for Danger.
The video for “London Honda Nasty Taxi” follows Thoom and a couple of equally aloof and effortlessly stunting friends, driving around Amman, Jordan, as they bounce to the song, cooly. The beat stays on one level, not crescendoing and dropping or doing any of that extra stuff, because it doesn’t need to. It’s a solid groove. They’re not pressed to find the party. They already know where it is and they’re extremely fashionably late.