Back in June, Teyana Taylor unveiled her third studio LP The Album, which saw 23 tracks and features from Lauryn Hill, Big Sean, Davido, Missy Elliott, Future, Kehlani, Rick Ross, Erykah Badu, Quavo, and more. Today, he drops off a new visual from the project for “Concrete,” which sees production from Travis Marsh, 1one Ca$h, and NOVA WAV. On the soulful cut, Taylor sings about wanting transparency and honesty in what seems to be a one-sides relationship:
“My body’s your addiction, your touch is my affliction, I speak, you never listen, somehow we stay consistent, rehearsin’ my thoughts on the way to your crib, oh/
Overnight bag in the back of the whip, you d***motize my feelings, then judge the way I’m healing, I thought you grew up Christian.../”
The self-directed visual stars an at-the-time pregnant Teyana Taylor and her husband Iman Shumpert, who seem to flip between making love and arguing with each other, perfectly matching the emotion in the song’s lyrics. If there’s anything to say, it’s that the passion between these two absolutely oozes out on the screen beyond anything an actor could have portrayed.
The Album follows K.T.S.E. (Keep That Same Energy), which was released as part of Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music drops back in 2018. That project saw eight track and a couple of assists from Mykki Blanco and West himself, who also produced the body of work in its entirety. Prior to that, she released her debut album VII and the EP The Cassette Tape 1994 in 2014 and 2015, respectively.
“Sometimes I love creating for others more than I love creating for myself... With directing, I get to actually sit behind the lens and really help our artists bring a vision to life.”
Press play on Teyana Taylor’s powerful visual for “Concrete” below.