About midway through Grieves’ woozy “Gutz,” you find yourself falling into sync with the track. There’s some weird alchemy, like maybe Grieves has found the mid-point between The Weeknd, Bryson Tiller and acid jazz, that happens and you’re suddenly muttering “fuck you” along with the song’s hook.

The song, off Running Wild, the Seattle-based rapper’s fifth proper full length, sees Grieves hit on something like the zeitgeist. Naturally, there’s plenty of broken glass, a young woman in lingerie, some knifeplay and even a surprise murder. Never say that your friends at Playboy bring you boring music videos.

Grieves tells us that the song is about never being able to get enough of another person.

“When it comes down to the matters of the heart, people can be just as addicting as any drug,” he says. “We tell ourselves ‘never again’, then we wake up in the same bed we promised we’d never return to. It’s complicated and intoxicating. That’s why this video complements this song so well.”

Listen to the song below.

Running Wild will be out August 25th via Rhymesayers Entertainment. Pre-order the album here and check out his tour dates below.

8.31 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre*
9.01 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s*
9.02 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour*
9.03 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah*
9.04 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room*
9.05 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress*
9.06 - Mesa, AZ @ Club Red*
9.08 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue*
9.09 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater*
9.10 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater*
9.11 - Durango, CO @ Animas City Theatre*
9.12 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad*
9.13 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls*
9.14 - Austin, TX @ Antone’s*
9.15 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada*
9.16 - Houston, TX @ HOB Bronze Peacock*
9.18 - New Orleans, LA @ Parish at HOB*
9.19 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Purgatory Stage)*
9.20 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade*
9.21 - Washington, DC @ DC9*
9.22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle*
9.23 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory*
9.25 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall*
9.26 - Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa*
9.27 - Toronto, ON @ The Velvet Underground*
9.28 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig*
9.29 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern*
9.30 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club*
10.02 - Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium*
10.04 - Billings, MT @ The Pub Station*
10.05 - Bozeman, MT @ Zebra Cocktail Lounge*
10.06 - Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett*
10.07 - Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett*
11.03 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile**
11.08 - Boise, ID @ The Reef**
11.09 - Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s**
11.10 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium**
11.11 - Petaluma, CA @ Mystic Theater**
11.12 - Fresno, CA @ Strummers**
11.14 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones**
11.15 - Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar**
11.16 - Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room**
11.20 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room**
11.21 - St. Louis, MO @ Firebird**
11.22 - Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi**
11.24 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue**
11.25 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Icon Event Hall & Lounge**

*w/ support by deM atlaS

**w/ support by ProbCause