Kid Cudi’s been fairly quiet lately when it’s come to promoting his own albums, but the singer-rapper has gone and recorded the lead single from the upcoming Fright Night (Remake) soundtrack, “No One Believes Me”.
Produced by longtime cohort Dot Da Genius, “No One Believes Me” sticks far closer to Cudi’s new alt-rock band 2 Be Continuum than it does his more hip-hop orientated solo work. It’s filled with fuzzy guitars, a foreboding bassline, and an eerie string section that sounds like it was tailor-made for a horror film. Cudi refrains from rapping through the whole song, instead choosing to speak slowly, sing, and even howl.
The music video premiered earlier today, which was shot by the same person who directed the actual Fright Night film, Craig Gillespie. It makes for a rather cinematic and creepy visual, in which Cudi stalks the streets late at night observing a vampire-filled neighborhood. There’s a fairly obvious twist at the end, but it’s executed well.
Buffy and Angel did it better, though.
The 2 Be Continuum album is scheduled to drop this year, followed by Cudi’s next Man on the Moon album in the Fall of 2012. I’ve no doubt that they’ll both be flawless!