6LACK & J. Cole come together for a bittersweet reflection.
6LACK has worn his heart on his sleeve for some time. While some interpret his muted melancholy as a lack of effort, many have come to appreciate his laid-back perspective on love and life. Unconcerned with chasing current musical trends, 6LACK’s East Atlanta Love Letter emerged as a deeply personal effort, which seemed to find the artist in an unwaveringly reflective state. “Pretty Little Fears” stands as a cornerstone of the album’s dominating themes, both musical and lyrical. Plus, J. Cole continues his amazing run of featured verses, following previous highlights like “Boblo Boat” and “My Boy.”
The washed out visuals find both parties navigating the troubled waters of intimacy; despite well-intentioned efforts, neither Cole nor 6LACK can get through to their respective partners. While the amusement park is generally reserved for a roaring good time, in this context, it seems present strictly in the name of juxtaposition. Far from flashy, but an effective video nevertheless.