“At home with instrumentals, I’m only giving you throwaways”. Glints returns with a massive rap mixtape made in isolation.
Throughout the quarantine days, Glint’s ‘Choirboy’ remained on repeat. In the last days before the lockdown, the Antwerp rapper had performed on a massive sold-out Ancienne Belgique show to celebrate the release of his long-awaited debut album. Suddenly, a summer filled with shows across Belgium and France was cancelled – and that’s why the man returned his focus inwards. The result of months of confinement to his Abattoir Anvers studio has arrived today.
'28 Days' is a cinematic work that perfectly captures the angst and zeitgeist of the last couple of months. In fact, the tape can be considered as one long track, stuffed to the brim with film quotes and samples – a reference to the fever dreams Glints experienced during the lockdown. The warped cartoons of the video directed by Glen Schrijvers and Iljen Put match the vibe perfectly. Compared to previous work, this mixtape is a lot more rap-oriented, and it has some hard-hitting productions from artists like Tila, Yong Yello, Faisal and Pieter Fivez.