Video: Pouya – “Stuck In Admiration“
A Highlight From His 2021 Blood Was Never Thick As Water Project, the Video for “Stuck In Admiration” Blends Beautiful Desert Landscapes With Vintage Animation and Twisted Americana
“He’s one of the most creative minds in music right now. His songs are always versatile and complex considering he fills them with a plethora of true stories and experiences, and his music videos never disappoint even slightly.” – Lyrical Lemonade
A staple of the Miami rap scene, Pouya flexed his creative muscles in 2021, releasing some of his most introspective and varied music to date. Driven by a twangy guitar loop and an addictive and self-affirming hook, “Stuck In Admiration” finds the rapper assessing his place in the universe and coming away satisfied with all he’s accomplished. Directed by MidVessel, the song’s new music video combines the song’s reflective and triumphant vibe with some of the absurdity that tinges Pouya’s worldview.
The video uses a variety of styles, focusing on Pouya as he drives through the desert, the background landscapes switches between live action to papercut animation. As a Misfits t-shirt-clad Pouya takes his muscle car through the winding roads of the American Southwest, the video intercuts Pouya’s journey with clips that give the proceedings a dark undercurrent, including morbid sequences of classic animation, old-timey reel footage, and twisted images of classic Americana (Grant Wood’s famous American Gothic duo appear to be reciting Pouya’s lyrics).
“Stuck In Admiration” is a standout track from Blood Was Never Thick As Water, Pouya’s recent album, and an artistic step forward for the respected rapper. Packed with mosh pit-ready bangers and introspective anthems alike, the project is a versatile effort, allowing Pouya to flex his range and introduce himself to new fans. The album’s pre-release singles illustrate how the Miami artist has grown–on one hand, Pouya fights his demons while soul searching on the jazz-infused “The First Step To Becoming God Is A Bottle To The Face,” while on the other, he recruits fellow Florida native Denzel Curry for the bass heavy “Wig Split” to help him let the people know that he can’t be messed with. The album was executive-produced by Pouya’s longtime collaborator and friend, Mikey The Magician, and features additional production from Rocci and Ivan Ramirez, amongst others. Characterized by Pouya’s distinctive flow and versatile beats, Blood Was Never Thick As Water is available everywhere now.
An iconoclastic figure who’s collaborated with everyone from $uicideboy$ to Juicy J, Pouya grew a massive fanbase with SoundCloud singles, independent albums, and visceral live performances. The prolific artist has released three studio albums–Underground Underdog, FIVE FIVE and The South’s Got Something to Say–along with multiple mixtapes with fellow Buffet Boys rappers like Fat Nick and Boobie Loota
With Blood Was Never Thick As Water, Pouya bares his soul, fearlessly plumbing the recesses of his mind and daring fans and newcomers alike to accept him as he is. Making it clear that he sees himself as his only real competition, the 26 year old rapper is determined to show the world that he should no longer be seen as an underdog. Stay tuned for more from Pouya as 2022 moves along.
Watch “Stuck In Admiration”: https://youtu.be/
Buy/Stream Blood Was Never Thick As Water: https://Pouya.lnk.to/bloodwasneverthickaswater
Blood Was Never Thick As Water tracklist:
- Dying Slowly
- Wig Split ft. Denzel Curry
- Why Do We Get High?
- I’ll Always Be Around
- Out The Mud
- One Deep In The Fleetwood
- Walk In ft. Lu Baby
- Forever Waiting For You At My Window
- Leave Me Alone
- Stuck in Admiration
- First Step of Becoming God Is a Bottle to the Face
To be fully independent as an artist in this day and age is to know your musical & creative worth; trusting the process and fully believing in your project. For Miami native Kevin Pouya, better known as Pouya, there’s been no hesitation as he’s climbed through the ranks from his humble Soundcloud beginnings to upwards of 3.5 million monthly Spotify listeners, a number that’s consistently growing.
With a devout fanbase and the constant itch to not only make great music, but the love of helping his community and giving back, Pouya is becoming a household name. Ever-expanding through genre defying beats, he’s leaving no stone left unturned as he creates music to be angry to, to get hyped to, to be sad to and every emotion in between – vocally exuding his story & becoming more and more relatable – building and unbreakable bond between him & his fans.
With the success of his previous albums, Underground Underdog, FIVE FIVE and The South’s Got Something to Say, alongside multiple mixtapes with underground veterans Fat Nick & Boobie Lootaveli, multiple international tours under his belt, and working with stars such as Juicy J, The Ying Yang Twins, J.I.D & more – this is truly just the beginning for the young rapper. Be on the lookout for yet another massive album with some big features from the Buffet Boys rapper – Pouya is a name you’ll be remembering.
“Stuck In Admiration”: https://youtu.be/
“One Deep in the Fleetwood”: https://youtu.be/xpotOk1iAC4
Blood Was Never Thick As Water: https://Pouya.lnk.to/bloodwasneverthickaswater
“Dying Slowly”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x3tTWbrnMI
“The First Step Of Becoming God Is A Bottle To The Face”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9jKsx_eLnw
“Leave Me Alone”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q98BgvD10TM
“Walk In”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95ptUnY0q5E