Calling My Phone – [Lil Tjay] x [6LACK]

While New York has always been a hub for hip-hop and upcoming entertainment trends, I have been really excited about the progression of how many young rap acts have come through in the past couple of years from the late Pop Smoke to exciting prospects like Sheff G and Fivio Foreign. However, someone who has really caught my eye in the past couple of years has been Lil Tjay, his fusion of R&B elements and NY Drill have allowed for an incredible style that is unique and memorable. Off a successful EP entitled, State of Emergency, Lil Tjay returned on Friday with a new single, Calling My Phone accompanied by the silky-smooth gift of 6LACK’s voice. The vocals are layered by an incredibly peaceful instrumental that seamlessly blends together piano keys. The song itself is coated with the story of someone who is lost in a relationship and trying to forget about what he once had, a tale widely shared by many.

The record was accompanied by a stunning music video which I believed to be full of incredible euphemisms and symbolism like the scattering of a plethora of phones and only having one available emphasized the idea that while there are always several options sometimes we just want a specific one. The video really goes well with Lil Tjay’s idea of the song and furthers his storytelling abilities. Check out the video and song down below.

Produced by G. Ry, Bordeaux, Non Native • Directed by Cam Busb