Yeah…sounds stupid when you really spell it out, doesn’t it?

Over a nice a 70s-style production that really should sound more chaotic given the tempo and the instrumentation, Bilal sings about how the obsession with making money and living a rich man’s life sounds when you really listen when realize what that truly means.  Taking on the tropes that you hear in affluenza hip-hop, the singer makes you really think about the things that you value in life and what that means for who you are.  Using the vocal style that we are so familiar with from his previous albums, the singer gives something artistic and memorable as well as soulful.

Kendrick Lamar doesn’t appear in the video, but his short, energetic verse gets right to the nitty.

Bilal’s In Another Life is in stores now.