Florida-native Dominic Fike shares a new song and video. “Chicken Tenders” is the first taste of Fike’s forthcoming debut album for Columbia Records, the release of which he recently delayed in light of protests across America, which he addressed in addition to detailing his own history with police brutality in a powerful essay he shared with fans. This past week, he spoke with Brockhampton’s Kevin Abstract for a conversation that further contextualized the forthcoming album as well as appeared in Anderson Paak’s “Lockdown” video that poignantly expresses the protests taking place across the United States.
Directed by Jack Begert, the video for “Chicken Tenders” is a surrealist four-minute visual that follows him through his psyche after hastily waking up in his hotel room. The song follows a slew of 2019 singles that include his Omar Apollo collaboration “Hit Me Up” and “Phone Numbers (Gold Canada),” the latter of which was performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon with Kenny Beats and saw an Aidan Cullen-directed music video that featured Halsey.
Since releasing his debut EP, Don’t Forget About Me, Demos, via Columbia Records in 2018, Dominic Fike has continued to rise as one of his generation’s most enigmatic emerging pop stars. 2019 saw his hit single “3 Nights” (Double Platinum Canada) reach #1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart in September, Dom appears on the covers of BRICK and Notion Magazine in addition to marquee features in The FADER, Interview Magazine, etc, and tour the world on his sold-out Rain or Shine tour.
Listen to and watch “Chicken Tenders” above and stay tuned for more from Dominic Fike coming soon.