Whereas tackling ‘heavy ideas and considerations’ affecting the world immediately, R&B artist Butterfly Ali – aka Titus Makin — searches to ‘the place we should always go from right here’ in his new video.
In the beginning of “Reality Is,” we discover Butterfly Ali gazing upon a projected video of ocean waves crashing upon the shore. It’s symbolic of the ocean change the world goes via at this second in historical past. From there, the multi-talented singer delivers an introspective R&B tune, considering “how did we get right here,” and “the place will we go?” As he sings, Ali is flooded by photos of protests, of civil rights demonstrations, and of Martin Luther King Jr. By the tip, “Reality Is” has remodeled right into a passionate plea for peace, love, understanding, and social justice.
“‘Reality Is’ is a track and music video that I wished to create concerning the media, politics, and systemic racism,” Butterfly Ali tells HollywoodLife. “My ideas on how we, as a individuals, are simply anticipated to imagine [and] digest any twisted data we could also be given about any over publicized information heading. How the world we dwell in can promote such a false actuality at occasions. I wished to advertise the consideration of the place we should always go from right here — inside all of the mess we’ve created as a rustic.”
“I didn’t need to draw back from heavy ideas and considerations on this track,” he provides, “and wished to open up extra conversations via the car of music. Extraordinarily grateful to Aaron Kellim and Brian Kops for serving to me create this narrative.”
The track is a extra somber affair, particularly when in comparison with the singles continuing “Reality Is”: the gospel-inspired “Testimony” and the colourful, funk-fueled “Pray For ‘Em.” These, together with “Reality Is,” shall be a part of his debut ep, Preacher’s Child. The five-track mission arrives on June eleventh and can function a correct introduction to this fast-rising R&B star (particularly to those that know him from his onscreen work).
Born in Honolulu, Butterfly Ali – aka Titus Makin Jr. – graduated from Buena Excessive in Sierra Vista, Arizona, earlier than attending the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts. Upon graduating, he relocated to Los Angeles in pursuit of an leisure profession. He landed the function of David on Glee, and has since appeared in Fairly Little Liars, The Path, Star-Crossed, and most not too long ago, on The Rookie. With Preacher’s Child, Butterfly Ali begins a brand new chapter in his entertaining profession, carving his personal path together with his thrilling and clever mix of funk, R&B, and soul.
Preacher’s Child is out on June 11.