54 seconds in to the video a piano starts to play as a polarizing voice spits: “Dreads swingin’ like Quick Tillis, I ain’t got no patience for you bitch niggas...” As the voice continues to rap the camera zooms out to a wide shot of white marble floors and tall luxurious white ceilings. The voice is none other than St. Domonick, an independent artist from Tulsa, Oklahoma. With the release of his new project #SSS (short for Santos Swim School) St. Domonick is seeing that the hard work, the long hours, and the attention to detail is paying off. The song playing in the video is called “In my mind” which is the 7th song on the project and sticks out on the project as a break from the more uptempo tracks to a deeply reflective, yet conversational feel to it. This is the St. Domonick which has been seen on some of his previous projects such as “ORPHIC”, which it shows that there's more to the artist than the first glance.
The shores of Tulsa are often calm. Quiet. Unbothered. Except for one surfer named St. Domonick, who with his recent release #SSS has been making some major waves. Short for "Santos Swimming School", #SSS is an inside look into a more braggadocios St. Domonick whose love for 90s nostalgia and culture can be felt throughout the project.
Its 11:53 PM, a tall lanky figure approaches the stage to a crowd full of art and music enthusiasts. As the figure approaches he is greeted by various people giving him daps and handshakes as to show their admiration. The crowd surrounds the stage. The music comes on and St. Domoniick grabs the mic.
When does a picture explain it all? When the explanation isn't verbal at all, and when a persons' body language is speaking loud and clear. For St. Domonick, his artwork for the single "Someone New" does just that. Inspired by a scene in the video "The Rain" by Oran "Juice" Jones, St. Domonick proves that he is knows about 'real' love and heartbreak. For which he lets you know in his song "Someone new" that this is not your puppy love type of track.