Rapper's video shoot in Harrogate's Valley Gardens

Harrogate’s master rapper Lence has launched his new music video which was shot largely in the town, including in the Valley Gardens.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 5:10 pm
Updated Friday, 7th May 2021, 5:22 pm
Rapper Lence, who is seen in his new music video on his YouTube channel in the Valley Gardens at an art installation courtesy of Harrogate International Festivals.

Best known for his series of sophisticated and intelligent tracks on social problems and the stresses of modern living, his latest release Distant, featuring vocalist Miri, sees a change of direction for the twenty-something hip hop artist who started in jam sessions at Harrogate’s Blues Bar.

Lence, who is seen in the video on his YouTube channel in the Valley Gardens at an art installation courtesy of Harrogate International Festivals, said: “This piece of work is a different style for me, a slower and more chilled take on a situation

“The song captures that moment and the lyrics explore feelings of loneliness and separation.

“The video features various places I’ve been to over the last two years. I captured the cylinder shots in Harrogate and that footage added to the vision I was aiming for

“I edited the video myself and tried to push towards making a piece of work that represented everything the track expresses.”

Available now on Spotify, Apple Music and most streaming sites, Distant highlights the increasing musical versatility of this literate rapper whose sound is constantly evolving.

Although part of Leeds’ rap scene, Lence’s roots remain in Harrogate.

One of his biggest successes was the music video for Old Town Revival, which traces Lence’s own Harrogate roots, his friends and loves, from his fledgling days at the Blues Bar’s jam nights to a 2018 show at a Charm night in Harrogate’s North Bar.

The new video for Distant also features clipping of reviews of Lence from the Harrogate Advertiser.

It can be viewed on YouTube on the Lence Music channel.

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