Buffalo rap group 14 trapdoors (Short Moscato, Bendyface and Wza) partners with Mass Appeal to exclusively premiere a vividly mind-altering experience entitled “Holy Water.” Directed by S’likedat, the psychedelic rollercoaster reflects of their hometown life in Buffalo, New York and symbolizes their cleansing relationship with music. The self-produced single unveils clever rhymes traded bar-for-bar atop of a minimalistic track highlighted with an echoing bass, ticking snares and haunting operatic rock backing ad-libs.
The group explains, “Holy Water supposed to cleanse the soul. We use music to cleanse our soul. The music is our holy water.”
Wza says, “We wanted to show the world how we get down here in Buffalo. The video is a tripped-out glimpse into how we’re living and the friends and fellow artists we surround ourselves with for motivation and inspiration.” Short Moscato calls Holy Water “a collage of our lives” while Bendyface adds, “This is either the cure or cause of epilepsy.”
“Holy Water” is the lead single off the 14 trapdoors’ self-titled debut album releasing later this year. Last week, Apple Music highlighted the track for their Beats1 “Discovered By Apple Music” program hosted by NY radio personality Ebro. Meanwhile, Spotify fans have racked up over 50k streams since its debut just a month ago.