Cruel Santino has unveiled another episode in his roll out of “Patch Update v1.000” in the official music video for breakout track “Heating Rocks.”
Shot in a vintage 90s style, the music video appears on “Subaru Boys TV” and is part of the Nigerian artist’s bid to build out an imaginative world around his conceptual album, Subaru Boys : Final Heaven, released earlier this year. With the patch update, Cruel Santino also released a trailer announcing more video releases, skits, and merch that will live on Subaru Live TV.
Speaking on the release of the update, Santi previously shared: “Life is literally a movie, and it’s very important to document your life and times so you don’t become lost in the missing pieces of history. Subaru Live TV is my way of showing my life and the lives of others around me, I am on a journey that will probably never end, I want to make movies, anime, video games and more music, and Subaru Live TV is a documentation of everything as its ongoing and happening.”
The release follows another “Patch Update” video, “Tapenga,” which is set in our current reality in contrast to the animated world of Subaru Boys that Cruel Santino has been feeding fans over the past few months. The video is a modern interpretation of a Nigerian tradition “Owambe,” which is a celebration of big events and milestones in Naija culture. The video is shot from the perspective of young adults living in Africa.
A 21-track conceptual album (co-produced by Cruel Santino), Cruel Santino’s Subaru Boys is broken up into multiple arcs, each with its own theme and navigator, guiding the listener through a sonic tale of war and glory. Joining Cruel Santino on this epic adventure are the project’s special guests including Skepta, Amaarae, Koffee, Gus Dapperton, and a slew of new music stars from Santino’s “Monster Boy” world.