In a world where cheating on a significant other can land a person in court, Big Sean attempts to prove his innocence for his “Single Again” music video. The Detroit native is on trial for infidelity with chatter throughout the social media sphere influencing the status of his guiltlessness or guiltiness.
Starring real-life couple, Ryan Destiny and Keith Powers, the actors put their talents on full display as they portray characters on opposite ends of Sean’s trial. The melody speaks to the realization of a love lost but also finding oneself after an experience-filled relationship.
In a statement via email, Big Sean said the visual holds several pertinent messages, “but the main one is for people to ‘wake up and smell the roses’ in a world where we wake up and check our phones instead,” hence the opening sequence of a truck littering the streets with rose petals.
Director Lawrence Lamont added that the visual is timely concerning “a few social issues” concerning “social media’s ability to sway people’s opinions to the point of disharmony, the social pressures faced by Millennials and Generation Y and media coverage of the black man. While bringing these key issues to light, I also wanted to capture Detroit’s beautiful spirit and style.”
Watch the full video above.