Over the years, Jennifer Lee has become not only a recognizable bass act as TOKiMONSTA, she’s situated herself as a creative force-to-be-reckoned in the global dance music industry at large. Previously nominated for a Grammy Award, she’s gone on to play large scale music festivals like EDC Las Vegas, Electric Forest, Bonnaroo, and more. TOKiMONSTA now returns with her newest track, “Love That Never.” The track is a world-inspired cut which blends her future bass beats with Japanese instrumentation and soulful R&B vocals.
The song itself reflects grade-A production technique and it comes along with a universal, big picture message of love. Reflective of TOKiMONSTA’s own life, the song is a metaphor for Lee coming back from her 2015 diagnosis with a rare and potentially fatal disease, called Moyamoya. After receiving double brain surgeries and reteaching herself to recognize and play music, Lee eventually came out on top. Coming out on top, Lee says of the single,
“Entering a new stage of my life, I realized how multifaceted love is,” says a resilient Lee of the single. “It is this beautiful overwhelming sensation that fills us up, but can also leave us empty and bare. This song is a personal reminder that if we foster our own intangible love, we will always be fulfilled. The video is a depiction of our solitary journey to that place deep inside us that is a well of pure joy.”
The single arrives with an accompanying music animation by Sydney-based studio, Babekühl. The illustrations are abstract and avante garde, depicting a Japanese woman (thought to be Lee herself) falling down a rabbit hole and then swimming back up through a colorful light tunnel. Perhaps it’s a metaphor for hitting what one sees as rock bottom and then rising up from the ashes. Take a look below.