New Music: Mack Wilds – ‘Explore’

Return of the Mack. In between starring in “The Breaks” and “Shots Fired,” the multifaceted actor/singer has been crafting his latest album AfterHours and now he unleashes the first single, “Explore.”

Produced by Blak and written by Cam Wallace, the heartfelt R&B slow jam allows Mack to dig deep into a break-up with his smooth crooning. “She don’t want to hurt no more,” he sings. “She said she wanna go explore / They sayin’ love is a battlefield, I’m lost in the war.”

Due April 7, AfterHours is set to feature Wale (“Bonnie & Clyde”), Tink (“Senses”), and Wallace (“Vibes”), plus contributions from DJ Camper, Key Wane, Deputy, The Mekanics, D’Mile, and Kevin Garrett.

Mack announced the project with a short trailer, which hints towards a forthcoming visual. IMDB lists “AfterHours” as an upcoming “television series” featuring Mack along with Julito McCullum, a fellow “Wire” alum. The series only has one episode, titled “Obsession,” which is also the title of a song off AfterHours. Its air date is set for April 10.

Aside from AfterHours, Tristan “Mack” Wilds is staying busy as an actor on the hip-hop-inspired VH1 series, “The Breaks,” which also stars Wood Harris and Method Man. Wilds also appears on FOX’s new crime drama “Shots Fired” along with Sanaa Lathan and Helen Hunt.

“Explore” Mack’s latest below.