The urban-jazz visionary Louis VI has released his newest single “Floatin’”. The track arrives with a captivating and personal visual which was premiered earlier today via HUNGER. Watch HERE. ‘Floatin‘ captures listeners with its deep emotionality, smoothly telling a story through honest lyricism. Rapper Jelani Blackman reaches those depths effortlessly and contributes to making this collaboration a truly spectacular one.
“The song is about the painful side of love, that breakup. There’s so many issues, it’s like you’re ‘Floatin’ in this stormy sea trying to stay above the water, stop yourself from drowning in the pain. The turbid water is a metaphor for the the emotions and the mind going through all this while you’re trying to hold it together. There’s a lot of emotion when you lose a girl, there’s anger there, but mixed and confused with lingering love, desire, revenge, jealousy, all of it. It’s messy. The last shot in the video is like my final breath, maybe I didn’t make it, I slipped under the surface, you see the last bubbles one from each eye and one from my mouth, maybe that’s me drowning or maybe that’s me letting go…”LouisVI
“Floatin” follows Louis VI’s previous track “Confidence”. Listen HERE. The single is a heartfelt, introspective anthem accompanied by an instrumental from jazz virtuoso Nubya Garcia. Along with earlier releases such as “Jazz Got Me” ft. Mick Jenkins and “Free Your Mind”, the songs combine to form an exciting preview of Louis VI’s upcoming album ‘Sugar Like Salt’ which is set to release on the 15th of June.