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"Basic" is a song by Ängie in collaboration with Harrison First. It's the fourth track on their debut album Not Pushing Daisies. It was released on June 5th, 2020, with its music video being released the same day, a few hours later.

The song was supposed to be the lead single for the album, but was set aside in favor of "Silver Sadness". 

Background

Ängie posted a small snippet of the song in her Instagram Stories on December 22nd, 2019. On the same day, when she announced she made another album with Harrison First, the producer commented about the song, confirming its title.[1]

January 2020, Harrison First did a live-stream on the app Whalebone where he played various upcoming songs including part of Basic.

On March 3rd, 2020, Harrison and Ängie started shooting for the song's music video, which is directed by Jean-Luc Mwepu. The shooting lasted 2 days and had multiple locations. On the second day, another snippet of the song was revealed on Instagram Stories by one of the people assisting with filming.

On her Instagram Stories, Ängie confirmed later that month that the music video and song were going to be released in June 2020.

Theme

In interview for Teez FM, Harrison talked about what the song was about: "The story behind the song is calling all the people that want to be around you only because of success, Basic. People who had the chance to be around you and hangout but never wanted to until they see others show you love for your work."[2]

Videos

Lyrics

Boy, you be sitting in the back row
Saw you in my shadow tryna get glow
I be over here, hot like Monroe
You be looking like a fucking free download

You know that I'm icy, I'm so cold
If you fuck up my vibe I'll go solo
I'm not here to play or go loco
But I'll fuck a bitch up if I need, tho

I see how you flex taking photos
You've lost my respect making no show
So basic inside you need promo
Not everyone blasts like this hoe, bro

You think you can fuck with this body
You think I'm impressed by Armani
You wanna be Clyde to my Bonnie
But all I'm about is the honey (honey)

Basic
Basic
Chasing the clout, you're an easy knockout
Basic
Basic
Honest, no doubt I'm all you think about, yeah
Basic
Basic
Basic
Basic
Basic
Basic
Chasing the clout, you're an easy knockout

I'll be out here sipping Hennessy
Boy, you got nothing to say to me
You ain't a friend, you an enemy
Hanging around with that bougie weed, oh

Smoke that shit else where you wanna be
Reeking of that creepy energy
I'm thinking, where is your identity?
A low life with no life, a parody, ah

Won't let you fuck up my legacy
You star is so shit, you a felony
So take a step back, there's not chemistry
Or you will get shot just like Kennedy, oh

I go hard like a tsunami
I'm pretty, I'm bitchy, I'm shinny
So back the fuck off, you a copy
I only fuck around with the money, money

I won't let you fuck up my legacy
Your style is so shit, you a felony
So take a step back, there's no chemistry
Or you will get shot just like Kennedy

Basic
You're basic
Basic
You're basic
Basic
You're basic
Chasing the clout, you're an easy knockout
Basic
Basic
Basic
Basic
Basic
Basic
Chasing the clout, you're an easy knockout

Gallery

Music Video Stills

Behind the Scenes

Trivia

  • This is Harrison's favorite song from the album along with "Talk To Me Nice".

References

  1. Kklaskl
  2. http://teezfm.com/2020/06/05/harrison_first2/
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