Crookers Releases Music Video ‘I Just Can’t’ Feat. Jeremih
Crookers has been making waves in the scene since the mid-2000’s when Francesco “Phra” Barbaglia (alongside since-departed producer Bot) started creating genre-bending music in Milan, Italy. Crookers' combination of house music and hip-hop broke through big time in 2008, when their remix for Kid Cudi’s “Day ‘n’ Nite” began receiving serious airplay on radio stations worldwide, as well as in the clubs. Since this emergence, Crookers hasn't taken the foot off the gas. Now, we're just days away from the official June 16 release of his much-anticipated Sixteen Chapel LP on Dim Mak Records, which will contain collaborations alongside TJR, Zombie Nation, Antwon and STS.
The album also contains one of his most impressive creations to date — "I Just Can't" alongside popular hip-hop artist Jeremih. Its addicting, manic electro sound warrants replay after replay, and has garnered support from the likes of Jack Ü, Oliver Heldens, Martin Garrix, Pete Tong, Laidback Luke, Annie Mac, SBCR aka the Bloody Beetroots and label head Steve Aoki.
Now, Crookers has released the music video for the single. The video, which premiered via Pitchfork, brilliantly portrays four identical couples' lives as they intersect at a surreal existential crossroad, where honor, rage, love and greed all end up being different sides of the same coin. It's like an action-packed Hollywood film, but with a much better soundtrack. Check out the video above. Also, watch for the June 16 release of Crookers' Sixteen Chapel. Purchase the album on iTunes via Dim Mak Records.