Bilal will be on the Mo’ Nique show tomorrow (Dec. 1st, 11pm EST)
Bilal’s Airtight’s Revenge is one of the best R&B albums of the year, and “All Matter” is the album’s best track. A minor-key ballad set atop turbulent drums, the song is made by Bilal’s unbelievable vocal performance, especially a surging “What is love?!” at the chorus and corkscrew, asymmetric singing in the verses. A sophisticated yet immediate track, Bilal shows how, even after a nine year (!) delay, he’s still in the vanguard of contemporary R&B. Airtight’s Revenge is out now on Plug Research.
For you mid-week enjoyment,VTech and Plug Research Music bring you L.A. based producer Exile’s incredible remix of Bilal’s “Think it Over”, delving deeper into Bilal’s forte of bittersweet blues tunes. The track, co-written by Hezekiah, fondly recounts longing for a love lost – realizing that space is sometimes needed for time to work its healing magic.
Exile manages to update the track’s original throw-back feel (produced by 88-Keys) with added kick-drums, chants, haunting echoes, and resonating basslines, while still capturing the overall essence of the first version. This remix is a perfect example of the exceptional work that we’ve become accustomed to from Exile. Download, press play, close your eyes, and commence to reminiscing.
CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD the remix.
On this Election Day 2010, Bilal teams up with French director Mikael Colombu to bring you “Robots”. Come along and join us on this multi-media journey as we see the world of politics through Bilal’s eyes. Mikael’s ability to translate Bilal’s words into imagery, gives us a chance to properly reflect on his ideology of modern times.
To Bilal, people are becoming more like robots through the use of manipulative propaganda by corporate media . This video is his way of opening everyone’s eyes to the truth. As you watch “Robots” you’ll soon find yourself paying very close attention to what is really going on.
Pass this along, and help the robots amongst us.
And don’t forget to make a change by voting today.