Daniel Monkman has shared a video for his Zoon track, “Oil Pastel/Dope Sick (feat. Cadence Weapon).”
The title comes from his new EP, Large Pharmacy, which is available now through Paper Bag Records. Filmed by Koel Anderson and edited by Jordan Allen, the new video is filled with glitched clips of Cadence Weapon rocking and grooving to the tune.
“When I first heard Daniel’s music for ‘Oil Pastel/Dope Sick’, I went into a trance-like state and found the lyrics and flow almost immediately,” says Cadence Weapon. “’First thought, best thought’ was my methodology. What I have written has a pastoral spirit. And I’ve written about corporate hubris that aspires to take over the world but might destroy it in the process. It’s just loops and cycles, just like Daniel’s guitar layers. It doesn’t make you think, don’t you?
Watch the video for “Oil Pastel / Dope Sick (feat. Cadence Weapon)” below.
“The creation of ‘Oil Pastel/Dope Sick’ came from my lived experience within the opioid crisis that devastated my home community of Selkirk, Manitoba,” Monkman adds of the track. “I was in the middle of this chaos for many years, channeling these emotions artistically allowed me to pour music effortlessly while writing the song. I managed to write and record all the instrumentals in one evening, it was a very quick and elegant process.
About Large Pharmacy:
Large Pharmacy sees Zoon lean even further into his experimental sound. The EP features some pretty amazing collaborations and features, including contributions from Cadence Weapon, Jasmine Trails, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Michael Peter Olsen, and Sunnsetter.
“Large Pharmacy I’m the one trying to raise awareness of the pharmaceutical industry and its lies,” says Monkman. “I talk about how they destroyed my community of Selkirk Manitoba and many other small towns. An entire generation has changed completely in just five years, families torn apart and loved ones lost to addiction and overdoses. Our treaty card ensures that our medical insurance is covered, but most of the time the only drugs available for free are the most addictive ones. I found this alarming and made me connect the dots related to an underlying form about the genocide happening right under our noses.
Revisit Large Pharmacy here.