Sen Morimoto - How It Is (Official Music Video)

  • Published on May 18, 2018
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Comments • 401

  • Jerry Fisher
    Jerry Fisher 20 days ago

    what is the signature?

  • Indie Guvenc
    Indie Guvenc 27 days ago

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

  • OVXX
    OVXX Month ago +1

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

  • Delpy
    Delpy Month ago


  • Demo One
    Demo One 2 months ago

    Tecnically you are absolutely perfect

  • Vegen Anime
    Vegen Anime 2 months ago


  • dio virgiawan
    dio virgiawan 3 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 3 months ago

    it's that kid from dazed and confused!

  • Smoof5
    Smoof5 3 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 3 months ago

    Nnamdi Ogbonnaya on the drums for a sec!

  • OkayDoood
    OkayDoood 3 months ago

    I hear Flying Lotus..... FlyLo!

  • Ian's Voice 87
    Ian's Voice 87 5 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 5 months ago

    love it!

  • muhammad farhand .b
    muhammad farhand .b 5 months ago

    Awesome japanese

  • Daniel Aon
    Daniel Aon 6 months ago

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

  • steven lie
    steven lie 6 months ago

    This artist have so rich in instrument!! Love it

  • Picket the Space Wizard

    I need more.

  • Audri Putri
    Audri Putri 7 months ago

    is he from japan?

  • Kon Kohai
    Kon Kohai 7 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 7 months ago

    This kinda reminds me of Jamiroquai, so beautiful

  • Frank Upham
    Frank Upham 7 months ago

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

    PIZZA IS LIFE 7 months ago

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

    SMOOTHIE SOUNDZ 7 months ago

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

  • dan the dorito
    dan the dorito 7 months ago


  • Vanessa Tian
    Vanessa Tian 7 months ago

    I love everything about this

  • Derbis the Eternal
    Derbis the Eternal 7 months ago +1

    Reminds me of Crumb. I like it.

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    YVNGJAY 7 months ago +1

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

  • Faramik2000
    Faramik2000 7 months ago

    very interesting, jazzy chaos

  • contra 47
    contra 47 7 months ago

    Reminds me a little bit of old tyler the creator

  • SamaelG
    SamaelG 7 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 7 months ago

    Highly underrated

  • Gerhart Vondrivesabus
    Gerhart Vondrivesabus 7 months ago

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

  • Drew Henkels
    Drew Henkels 8 months ago


  • blacktruthtelevision
    blacktruthtelevision 8 months ago

    This Video is Now Playing

  • Paolo Vizcarra
    Paolo Vizcarra 8 months ago


  • michael chun
    michael chun 8 months ago

    need more of this style of music

    • Rizky Achsa
      Rizky Achsa 8 months ago

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

  • Dolce Pasdery
    Dolce Pasdery 8 months ago


  • Mason Perez
    Mason Perez 8 months ago

    Omg I found a gold mine

    DR WILLIS 8 months ago


  • Anthony Gonzalez
    Anthony Gonzalez 8 months ago

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

  • The Infinity Light
    The Infinity Light 8 months ago

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

  • Ethan Richmond
    Ethan Richmond 8 months ago

    How did I miss this? This shits my vibe

  • Shrimpson Bois
    Shrimpson Bois 8 months ago

    I feel uncomfortable

  • Trevor’s Random trash
    Trevor’s Random trash 8 months ago +1

    Holy shit this guy got vision

  • Crispin Sugita
    Crispin Sugita 8 months ago

    discount questlove on the drums lol

  • Edwin
    Edwin 8 months ago

    that Duseks matchbox tho

  • Shane Silva
    Shane Silva 8 months 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 8 months ago

    Killin em out here

  • joshman yay
    joshman yay 9 months ago


  • 永田利ょ他
    永田利ょ他 9 months ago

    *Future is **_HERE_*

  • felipemp93
    felipemp93 9 months ago +1

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

  • Lauren Nacuers
    Lauren Nacuers 9 months ago

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

  • moon flower
    moon flower 9 months ago +2

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

  • Roy Self
    Roy Self 9 months ago

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

  • Welp Welp
    Welp Welp 9 months ago

    what?! Namdi on drums?

  • enpizzle
    enpizzle 9 months ago

    This saved jazz

  • Creative Space Cadet
    Creative Space Cadet 9 months ago

    SubT that's what's up

  • Dackson
    Dackson 9 months ago

    88rising is growing so much. 88 will take over

  • Joaquin Javier
    Joaquin Javier 9 months ago

    This sounds off beat idk

      YSA MENDOZA 9 months 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 9 months ago

    3:22 is lit af

  • marcos
    marcos 9 months ago

    This is so fucking weird

  • brunaale
    brunaale 9 months 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 9 months ago


  • C A S U R T O
    C A S U R T O 9 months ago +11

    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 9 months ago

    remind me of rex

  • Redzuan Nashreq
    Redzuan Nashreq 9 months ago

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

  • Michael Mackey
    Michael Mackey 9 months ago

    What meter is this in?

  • F I S
    F I S 9 months ago

    math rock with hip hop and jazz lmao

    ORIGIN 9 months ago

    Sound like a bit of Jon Bellion

  • Kaleb Sitompul
    Kaleb Sitompul 9 months ago


  • smøl acc
    smøl acc 9 months ago +4

    this is what Dissociation™ feels like

  • pronounced no-ugh
    pronounced no-ugh 9 months ago

    !!! Another talented 88 boi

  • lazy TV
    lazy TV 9 months ago

    wow his good vibs

  • Dont trust me I am a troll


  • yogi burr
    yogi burr 9 months ago

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

  • Kerelz
    Kerelz 9 months ago

    and another artist i suddenly love, thanks 88

  • jeanpants
    jeanpants 9 months ago


  • lonelyplanet120
    lonelyplanet120 9 months ago +2

    I sence bill wurtz

  • kejihatake
    kejihatake 9 months ago

    This is amazing!

  • IdentiFy
    IdentiFy 9 months ago +1

    Is he the founder the of 88risimg ? 😑

  • Joan Nuñez
    Joan Nuñez 9 months ago

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

  • Dicephalous 90
    Dicephalous 90 9 months 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 9 months ago

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

  • Wa Las
    Wa Las 9 months ago


  • asawauhh 1 1
    asawauhh 1 1 9 months ago


  • Eugene Chok
    Eugene Chok 9 months ago


  • TymelessKrew
    TymelessKrew 9 months ago

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

  • J I
    J I 9 months ago +1

    Reminds me of Rex Orange County or Tyler the creator

  • Jeremy Evan Halim
    Jeremy Evan Halim 9 months ago +2

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

  • lili aqn
    lili aqn 9 months ago +2

    ya like jazz?

  • Cameron Woo
    Cameron Woo 9 months ago


  • Ryan Willis
    Ryan Willis 9 months ago

    Love it

  • CherryCC
    CherryCC 9 months ago


  • Bristow47
    Bristow47 9 months ago


  • Michelle J
    Michelle J 9 months ago

    Music video reminds me of videodrome

  • vesu
    vesu 9 months ago

    he finally hit his stride! keep it up

  • fariz
    fariz 9 months ago +2

    i need this on spotify

  • black cobra!
    black cobra! 9 months ago +1

    Sen Morimoto is awesome and it was 88rising that turned me onto him!

  • Naomi Taylor
    Naomi Taylor 9 months ago

    Has a Jason Mraz feel, i like