GoldLink takes fans on an artistic trip inside of a nightclub in the video for his Jazmine Sullivan and KAYTRANADA-assisted single “Meditation.”
The clip shares an animated depiction of the club scene while GL raps about a complicated relationship with an ex. “I still call ya,” he raps. “Whichever way you want it, baby girl, it’s on ya / I got the money, you got the problems, so I can solve it / But I still need ya / I still see ya.”
Then, Jazmine’s soothing vocals shine throughout the KAYTRANADA-produced cut. “I want to be more than homies,” she sings. “I just want to be your baby, your one and only.”
While the song is soothing and romantic, things end in chaotic fashion, as gunfire erupts, and the visual fades to black.
Speaking of the track, GoldLink reveals the inspiration is rooted in his hometown. “‘Meditation’ is a quick glimpse into DC Go-Go and street culture,” he said. “It’s kind of like a West Side Story, in a way — as far as it’s a guy who sees a girl. This guy is from one neighborhood and the girl is from another rivaling neighborhood. They see each other across the room. He talks to her, they reminisce, they laugh, and then a confrontation happens.”
“Meditation” and the previously-released single “Crew” (featuring Shy Glizzy and Brent Faiyaz) are both set to appear on GoldLink’s forthcoming project, which will be his first since 2015’s And After That, We Didn’t Talk.
Next, GoldLink is heading out on a string of separate shows with KAYTRANADA, Little Dragon, and Denzel Curry, starting with Coachella next month.