Sen Morimoto - How It Is (Official Music Video)

  • Published on May 18, 2018
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Comments • 415

  • Owen Johnzon
    Owen Johnzon 13 days ago

    DOPE... the music, the lyrics, the VIDEO... lot of good moments/ideas, beautifully executed musically & visually... DIG. Congrats Morimoto & Crew

    • Owen Johnzon
      Owen Johnzon 10 days ago

      shouldn't have hung your invisible dog tho... that's not cool

  • Ethan C
    Ethan C 29 days ago

    Shout out 413

  • Juan Rodriguez
    Juan Rodriguez 2 months ago

    Just realized part of this is filmed at SubT, Sen always reppin Chicago! Love you man

  • Effecter Neospi
    Effecter Neospi 3 months ago

    Off key parts are weird but whatever

    M WALEY YELAW M 3 months ago

    Dark world

  • Jerry Fisher
    Jerry Fisher 4 months ago

    what is the signature?

  • Indie Guvenc
    Indie Guvenc 4 months ago

    saxiphone's hard to play, it sounds like shit most of the time, KWIM?

  • OVXX
    OVXX 5 months ago +1

    this sounds just like no name's new album i am shaken

  • DJ_Dell
    DJ_Dell 5 months ago


  • Lorenzo Medúlla
    Lorenzo Medúlla 5 months ago

    Tecnically you are absolutely perfect

  • Vegen Anime
    Vegen Anime 6 months ago


  • dio
    dio 6 months ago +1

    U need to invest more on this guy, i know hes music is not promising in current days but give him a collab with joji or brian, cause he deserves it

  • Benja Storie
    Benja Storie 7 months ago

    it's that kid from dazed and confused!

  • Smoof5
    Smoof5 7 months ago +1

    Yo I watched this multiple times already but this time I just realized you hung that invisible dog lol.

  • Ari Looney
    Ari Looney 7 months ago

    Nnamdi Ogbonnaya on the drums for a sec!

  • OkayDoood
    OkayDoood 7 months ago

    I hear Flying Lotus..... FlyLo!

  • Ian's Voice 87
    Ian's Voice 87 8 months ago

    Has anyone figured out the time signature ? It's close to a 5 then 6 count but it's not 100% accurate. Help

  • Evy
    Evy 9 months ago

    love it!

  • Faarh Randkill
    Faarh Randkill 9 months ago

    Awesome japanese

  • Daniel Aon
    Daniel Aon 9 months ago

    1:06 keke do you love me are you riding.

  • steven lie
    steven lie 10 months ago

    This artist have so rich in instrument!! Love it

  • Picket the Space Wizard
    Picket the Space Wizard 10 months ago

    I need more.

  • Audri Putri
    Audri Putri 10 months ago

    is he from japan?

  • Kon Kohai
    Kon Kohai 10 months ago +3

    Oooh ooh ohh, ooh ooh oowaoh
    Oooh ooh ohh, ooh ooh oowaoh
    [Hook 1]
    I want nothing to do with this
    People are always stuck
    They wanna make you quit
    I never take advice
    Ice, ice, ice me out
    Tell me how it is
    Tell me why you disguise yourself
    What if we don't work hard?
    They say we don't exist
    What did you think this was?
    Ice, ice, ice, ice
    Tell me how it is
    To you
    [Verse 2]
    Working on a new type of medicine
    It's working but it's not as fun as pot
    But that just put me back in my head again
    That just put me back in my spot
    And that just made me say things I said again, then again everything’s part of the reason we talk
    Conversation is one of those things that we lost
    Sight of, in light of a light of the dark
    Then again when was the last intelligent conversation you had
    That didn't have you lost, like
    Everything's nothin'
    Everything's not

    [Verse 3]
    I'm walkin' the dog, yo
    Your maw in the park
    I'm talking to God through the roof and the bark
    On the tree in the yard, all I need is a spark
    Pick up a pen and write in your name
    And pull me apart
    [Hook 2]
    I want nothing to do with this
    People are always stuck
    I wanna help you quit
    I wanna take advice
    Ice, ice, ice me out
    Tell me how it is
    Tell me why you disguise yourself
    What if we don't work hard?
    They say we don't exist
    'Fuck did you think this was?
    Ice, ice, ice, ice
    Tell me how it is
    To you
    Oooh (I don't see the same, I couldn't see the same, I couldn't stay the same)
    [Verse 4]
    Not so much predicted as
    Scripted, acting different
    Actors repeat patterns
    Self-inflicted dramas
    Endless loops (loops, loops)
    Period of peace
    Three years
    I'm serious,[? 2:52] peace
    The materials you need aren't
    Clear enough to see, but
    I know you feel the weight
    Of yourself, in a daze
    Pull up out of the haze
    I no longer wanna play a part of the game
    Now I know the difference, but you aren't the same
    I-I-I no longer wanna play a part of the game
    Now I know the difference, but you aren't the same
    [Hook 1]
    I want nothing to do with this
    People are always stuck
    They wanna make you quit
    I never take advice
    Ice, ice, ice me out
    Tell me how it is
    Tell me why you disguise yourself
    What if we don't work hard?
    They say we don't exist
    What did you think this was?
    Ice, ice, ice, ice
    Tell me how it is
    To you
    Oooh ooh ohh, ooh ooh oowaoh

  • Fernanda Silva
    Fernanda Silva 10 months ago

    This kinda reminds me of Jamiroquai, so beautiful

  • Frank Upham
    Frank Upham 10 months ago

    Very strong Radiohead vibes with the video and music. Loving the genre mashup.

    PIZZA IS LIFE 10 months ago

    these type of music makes me feel empty inside, like hungry.

    SMOOTHIE SOUNDZ 11 months ago

    The beginning of this video is me waking up never knowing where I am

  • dan the dorito
    dan the dorito 11 months ago


  • Vanessa Tian
    Vanessa Tian 11 months ago

    I love everything about this

  • Derbis the Eternal
    Derbis the Eternal 11 months ago +1

    Reminds me of Crumb. I like it.

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    YVNGJAY 11 months ago +1

    What's next, are we gonna get some scream rappers on this label? Geez, they do everything

  • Faramik2000
    Faramik2000 11 months ago

    very interesting, jazzy chaos

  • contra 47
    contra 47 11 months ago

    Reminds me a little bit of old tyler the creator

  • SamaelG
    SamaelG 11 months ago

    Sen Morimoto is one of a kind. There's a bright future ahead in the music industry for him, so authentic!

  • Mischief Memoirs
    Mischief Memoirs 11 months ago

    Highly underrated

  • Gerhart Vondrivesabus
    Gerhart Vondrivesabus 11 months ago

    This song really grows on you .... its so weird, why do I like it!

  • Drew Henkels
    Drew Henkels 11 months ago


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  • Paolo Vizcarra
    Paolo Vizcarra Year ago


  • michael chun
    michael chun Year ago

    need more of this style of music

    • Rizky Achsa
      Rizky Achsa Year ago

      too bad it's one of a kind genre, try Alfa Mist

  • Dolce Pasdery
    Dolce Pasdery Year ago


  • Mason Perez
    Mason Perez Year ago

    Omg I found a gold mine

    DR WILLIS Year ago


  • Anthony Gonzalez
    Anthony Gonzalez Year ago

    This is absolutely fucking amazing.'s just...I don't fucking know I just love it.

  • The Infinity Light

    This is like Frank Ocean x N.E.R.D. x Esparanza Spalding x Miles Davis x Flying Lotus

  • Ethan Richmond
    Ethan Richmond Year ago

    How did I miss this? This shits my vibe

  • Shrimpson Bois
    Shrimpson Bois Year ago

    I feel uncomfortable

  • Trevor’s Random trash

    Holy shit this guy got vision

  • Crispin Sugita
    Crispin Sugita Year ago

    discount questlove on the drums lol

  • Edwin
    Edwin Year ago

    that Duseks matchbox tho

  • Shane Silva
    Shane Silva Year ago

    This guy is a g I’ve been listening to him for a while And his music always leaves me mind blown.

  • Augustine Vega
    Augustine Vega Year ago

    Killin em out here

  • joshman yay
    joshman yay Year ago


  • 永田利ょ他
    永田利ょ他 Year ago

    *Future is **_HERE_*

  • felipemp93
    felipemp93 Year ago +1

    Oh my! Such a singular sound. So glad I found 88.

  • Lauren Nacuers
    Lauren Nacuers Year ago

    This song got me putting on more layers man. shit's got me chills

  • moon flower
    moon flower Year ago +2

    Smooth 🌌 this video is art and love the vibes from the song

  • Roy Self
    Roy Self Year ago

    am i the only one who think he sounds really like jason mraz?

  • Welp Welp
    Welp Welp Year ago

    what?! Namdi on drums?

  • enpizzle
    enpizzle Year ago

    This saved jazz

  • CS Cadet
    CS Cadet Year ago +1

    SubT that's what's up

  • Joaquin Javier
    Joaquin Javier Year ago

    This sounds off beat idk

    • Juan Rodriguez
      Juan Rodriguez 2 months ago

      Look up math rock in general. Or a band like Animal Collective then come back here and listen to this.

    • ego sum stultus
      ego sum stultus Year ago

      i think it's supposed to be part of the appeal. but i agree, lots of parts sound really off beat and it's not my cup of tea

  • Hunter Funk
    Hunter Funk Year ago

    3:22 is lit af

  • marcos
    marcos Year ago

    This is so fucking weird

  • brunaale
    brunaale Year ago

    To anybody who is musically inclined, the time signature for this song is 11/8. An easy way to count each measure is (very quickly) 4-4-3-repeat, thus 11

  • xomyakify
    xomyakify Year ago


  • C A S U R T O
    C A S U R T O Year ago +13

    i was hella high when i clicked on this video, and i felt like i didnt exist, it gave me a weird ass vibe.

  • Nurul S Mahza
    Nurul S Mahza Year ago

    remind me of rex

  • Redzuan Nashreq
    Redzuan Nashreq Year ago

    Im a bit dissapointed.. they should've make the portal in orange for the other side

  • Michael Mackey
    Michael Mackey Year ago

    What meter is this in?

  • FIS
    FIS Year ago

    math rock with hip hop and jazz lmao

    ORIGIN Year ago

    Sound like a bit of Jon Bellion

  • Kaleb Sitompul
    Kaleb Sitompul Year ago


  • smøl acc
    smøl acc Year ago +4

    this is what Dissociation™ feels like

  • lazy TV
    lazy TV Year ago

    wow his good vibs

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  • yogi burr
    yogi burr Year ago

    i love that you guys expand beyond hip hop. this song is absolutely fantastic

  • jeanpants
    jeanpants Year ago


  • lonelyplanet120
    lonelyplanet120 Year ago +2

    I sence bill wurtz

  • kejihatake
    kejihatake Year ago

    This is amazing!

  • IdentiFy
    IdentiFy Year ago +1

    Is he the founder the of 88risimg ? 😑

  • Joan Nuñez
    Joan Nuñez Year ago

    this is like a dark universe jacob collier, i dig it

  • Dicephalous 90
    Dicephalous 90 Year ago

    This style is not new, Japanese artist Wednesday champagnella did it first, but this is like the English version of it, anyway nice art

  • Kierfuan
    Kierfuan Year ago

    im so fucking glad 88rising put me on sen since cannonball

  • Wa Las
    Wa Las Year ago


  • asawauhh 1 1
    asawauhh 1 1 Year ago


  • Eugene Chok
    Eugene Chok Year ago


  • TymelessKrew
    TymelessKrew Year ago

    Such a creative music video! Love the song! Very jazzy

  • J I
    J I Year ago +1

    Reminds me of Rex Orange County or Tyler the creator

  • Jeremy Evan Halim
    Jeremy Evan Halim Year ago +2

    this is abstractively enchanting!
    give new air to 88rising !

  • lili aqn
    lili aqn Year ago +3

    ya like jazz?

  • Cameron Woo
    Cameron Woo Year ago


  • Daddy G
    Daddy G Year ago

    Love it

  • CherryCC
    CherryCC Year ago +1


  • Bristow47
    Bristow47 Year ago


  • micelle oo
    micelle oo Year ago

    Music video reminds me of videodrome

  • vesu
    vesu Year ago

    he finally hit his stride! keep it up

  • fariz
    fariz Year ago +2

    i need this on spotify