As we’re anticipating Yaya Bey‘s first fully-realized full-length debut Remember Your North Star (out June 17th on Big Dada), the Brooklyn-based artist unveils “alright”, a soft-jazz inspired tune that in part narrates the strange revolving door-mechanisms of friendships.
Bey sings about how new friends represent a new start, but how old friends understand her better, even if they don’t “kick it” as much. Halfway through, the song slows down as if intoxicated by a glass of wine, as her contemplation dissolves into a tentative optimism for the future.
These dizzying motions are expressed through the gorgeous kaleidoscopic visuals in the video – which she describes as “a visual representation of me coming through an existential crisis”. Like in “keisha” Yaya Bey fourth-walls in-between with some inner illuminations and deeper insights, and how the home is more that just a physical space, but a mental one “I’m gonna make for myself”.
Watch the video for “alright” below or find it on streaming platforms.