TYDE LEVI is excited share his debut single’s video for “Goldchains,” an irresistibly seductive slow jam showcasing Levi’s smooth vocals and accompanied by horns from members of The Roots. The mesmerizing video features choreography by Aaron Sillis (FKA twigs, Rihanna), and premiered with The Fader today. The song is available on all digital platforms NOW.
Talking to Fader about the song and video, Levi said “‘Goldchains’ is about raw lust. It’s love with no boundaries. It’s that one person you just can’t get enough of and they can’t get enough of you. The song itself is so self explanatory and obvious that for the video I wanted viewers to be intrigued and have to think, to not be handed what they hear and see on a plate. Aaron Sillis truly brought the vision to life. The way the two dancers’ relationship grows stronger throughout the video is mind blowing, sexually and emotionally.”
Tyde hasn’t always made music, but you’d be forgiven for thinking he has. With a confidence and agility that belies his age, Tyde sings about love, heartbreak and adolescence that places him firmly in a pantheon of the alt-R&B auteurs that he admires. Inspired by the critically-revered emotionally resonant work of artists like Frank Ocean and SZA, his music doesn’t shoot for viral notoriety or international pop stardom. These songs, for Tyde, are the kind of songs that he likes to listen to–music that, no matter whether you’re happy or sad, will feel like exactly what you need, when you need it.