Acclaimed singer/songwriter/producer, Bilal, wastes no time following up the release of his brand new single “Satellites” with the premiere of the stunning music video. He has also unveiled the cover art and tracklisting for his 5th studio album, In Another Life, which was produced by Adrian Younge and features Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T. and Kimbra.
With this album and video, Bilal takes a step back from his previous surrealist work and focuses instead on the reality of today’s sociopolitical environment. In the video, Bilal specifically references everything from the recent police brutality to poverty, homelessness and mental illness, observing these things as a modern day shaman trying to alleviate the world of its problems. Unfortunately, some problems are more difficult to overcome. This is expressed by the later portion of the video, which includes a snippet of another new song off the album “Lunatic,” and finds Bilal being placed in a choke-hold by an officer and a sign reading, “Black Lives Matter.” Bilal is left on the ground unconscious and overwhelmed by what people can do to people.
The album will be available for pre-order May 19 and will be officially released June 30 through Purpose Music Group/eOne Music.
Check out the video, album cover and tracklisting below: