Cameo’s “Candy” was one of the smoothest songs of the 1980s. It hit all the right notes – sultry vocals, suggestive lyricism, and it had a badass, if not a little corny, video. What would be the case if this song’s message was updated for the modern day?
Enter Coach Joey’s “Candy,” a contemporary rendition of an R & B classic. Enlisting the vocal talents of La’Britney and B. Ryan, Coach Joey hands off the harmonies to his fellow artists and utilizes a distinctly Detroit flow for the proceedings. The results are everything that you can imagine.
Props to director Dontell Antonio for capturing the lush scenery of the visual in such an attractive light. The way that he shoots the beautiful female lead, enormous mansion, and Joey’s raps deserve an award.
Watch the video for “Candy” below.
@AkhilSesh’s visual for “Lil Thouwow” will throw you for a loop
Akhil Sesh’s latest visual is “Lil Thouwow” and if there’s one word to describe it, it’s definitely “wow.” That’s a good one by the way, often because the word gets misconstrued in this context. In the visual for the song smoother than usual song, Akhil Sesh loads on copious amounts of special effects that showcase a drive to be eclectic. It works, too.
Watch the video for “Lil Thouwow” below.
@theofficialyed goes crazy in “Like I Never Left”
Y.E.D. hails from Atlanta and is more grassroots than anyone coming out of the city. His raw, visceral style of music relies on its spontaneity for thrills. “Like I Never Left” captures lightning in a bottle for a captivating sound and style that place you right in the action. The video will give you vertigo, but it’s mesmerizing in a way that Harmony Korine’s K.I.D.S is.
Watch the video for “Like I Never Left” below.
@Coringmusic shows Brooklyn’s beauty in “Brooklyn”
Watch Corin Gabriella’s exciting new video for “Brooklyn.” It has a very grassroots feel to the way that it’s shot and the frantic, energetic viewpoints that it uses to portray the city’s angst. Corin is a rising R & B stalwart out of the city with a soulful sound that cuts through much of the more atmospheric muddling that exists in contemporary soul culture. With a fresh, funky twist, her latest will give you something to remember.
Watch the video for “Brooklyn” below.