Multi-platinum singer/songwriter and 2019 Grammy-Award nominee, 6LACK has unveiled the emotional visuals for his Khalid-featuring single ‘Seasons’ via LVRN/Polydor. The visual comes hot on the heels of 6LACK’s critical acclaim from his sophomore album East Atlanta Love Letter, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard Top R&B Albums Charts, and a Grammy nomination for Best R&B/Sung Performance for “Pretty Little Fears” [featuring J. Cole].
Watch the video 6LACK Khalid – Seasons
In the Emilie Badenhorst-directed clip, 6LACK and Khalid travel to exotic settings, exploring the concept of love and human intimacy of all forms, resulting in a visual that’s as beautifully shot as it is emotionally affecting. The visual comes off the back of 6LACK’s sophomore project, ‘East Atlanta Love Letter’ setting charts alight with features from the likes of Future, J Cole, Khalid and more.
An open love letter from 6LACK to his daughter, his family in Atlanta, his friends, and his past and current lovers, EALL explores such themes as loss, anxiety, obsession, and the hardship and beauty of love. In creating the album, 6LACK worked with producers like Joel Little (Lorde, Khalid) to dream up his moody and inventive take on alternative R&B.
Born Ricardo Valdez Valentine in Baltimore in 1992, 6LACK (pronounced “black”) was raised in Atlanta’s Zone 6 and had his first recording experience at his father’s studio at the age of four. His initial foray into music mostly consisted of rap battles, including a notorious battle with Young Thug. Heavily influenced by R&B and soul artists like Sade, Usher, and T-Pain, he later taught himself to sing and tapped into deeply personal matters like dealing with homelessness in his introspective lyrics. Soon after signing with Interscope Records, 6LACK landed on a “10 New Artists You Need to Know” list from Rolling Stone, who described his sound as “warbled and wispy love-bound rumination.”