It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly where Blackbear stands within the musical sphere. While he may seem to be slept on, he has a huge role in behind-the-scenes work, building artists and working on his own brand at the same time. In the last few years, he has gravitated towards a poppier sound, moving slightly away from the hip-hop vibes that popularized his music with the masses. Still, Blackbear is still a hit with many rap and R&B fans and usually, he can be counted on to pull some impressive features. His latest single is a love song titled “1 Sided Love” and the California-based artist has just come through with a clean new video for it.
Bear tells his lyrical story in the visuals, having meaningless conversations with his girlfriend and emotionally reflecting on how they used to work so much more like a cohesive unit. Much like all of his other songs, Blackbear employs some original mixing techniques in his vocals, integrating synth-like tones to his back-up vocal.
Are you feeling the new track and video?
You’re too busy talking over me to hear what I’m saying
You’re too high to realize I see through the smile that you’re faking
You’re so into yourself, everyone else is overrated
And everything’s changing; is your heart worth breaking?
Article written by Alex Zidel #HotNewHipHop