South London Hip Hop artist AKS is back with the hard-hitting new music video for ‘Train Of Thought’, premiered via HipHopDX, the latest single and title track from his critically acclaimed 2016 sophomore EP of the same name, which has been supported by BBC 1Xtra, MTV UK, Earmilk, DJ Booth, HipHopDX and Radar Radio, among others, and led to two nominations at the first ever Unsigned Music Awards last October.
Serving as the opening track and inspiration for the rest of the EP, ‘Train Of Thought’, which was co-produced by newcomer Kefas, Self-Taught Beats (Wretch 32, Alesha Dixon, Cheryl Cole) and AKS himself, is a gripping record of personal growth and self-motivation, which also sees AKS staking his claim as one of the finest rappers within the UK Hip Hop landscape.
The visuals for ‘Train Of Thought’, directed by Chas Appeti, who has previously worked with Maverick Sabre, Lethal Bizzle, Fekky and Kojo Funds, among others, is a thematic offering, which finds its inspiration in the record itself, and shines more light on the record’s overriding theme of AKS being on a journey to personal growth. The video also sees AKS paying homage to his hometown of London, while capturing the UK rapper in his very element as a performing artist.
Speaking about his ‘Train Of Thought’ single and its accompanying visuals, AKS says, “The whole project has been about showing growth so it's amazing to see how that's been received. Bedroom/Studio ramblings to award nominations is one hell of a progression. But this video finally sees me publicly stepping into who I'm supposed to be as an artist! I just hope that people continue to catch my train of thought, cause like the song says, I've come a long way... but there's still a long way to go!”