Elijah Blake is finally going to see his debut album hit stores next month, and while the singer/songwriter is still trying to win over fans with his own music, he has decided to share one of his other talents – dance – in the music video for his brand new single “I Just Wanna” featuring DeJ Loaf.
The cinematic video, directed by Mike Ho, opens with Blake at the sneaker store with his homeboys (including model/artist Don Benjamin) when the sexy girl he’s been trying to holla at comes through the door. Elijah does his best to win her over with his slick moves, and later meets up with DeJ at an underground party.
“When I first got my deal.. The big question was should I dance or not dance,” said Blake. “On one hand I didn’t want it to distract from the message in my music but on the other hand I had inspirational peers like Ciara, Kelly, & Ush who watched me mess around in the studio and encouraged me to not abandon my dance roots… I definitely didn’t wanna stray from what made me want to perform in the first place .. Especially since I attended performing arts school all my life. Now I’m just doing me and going back to my basics.”
Elijah’s debut album Shadows & Diamonds, is due out June 23 via ARTium/Def Jam Records. Check out his video below: