CLIP, the NYC artist known for her melancholic rap, is shifting gears with her latest single “2 the Face” and its karaoke-themed video. Departing from her usual vibe, she’s embracing a dancier sound, inspired by her experiences touring the world and immersing herself in global club culture. The song reflects a newfound confidence as she sets firm boundaries, and addresses a “stalking ass bitch” with defiance and sass. She talked to PAPER Magazine about her go-to karaoke song, her transition to a more upbeat sound, her dislike for unexpected phone calls, and her ongoing collaboration with fashion designer Anna Bolina.

Here’s CLIP on why she’s taking on a dancier sound — “I went on a tour in Europe, and it just opened me up to people who actually like to have fun instead of just going out to look cool and please people. I also changed my environment and things that were holding me back, which helped to get me out of my sad girl funk. Now, I’m just trying to have fun and manifest good vibes.”

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