Still riding the momentum of his The Rebirth project, Eric Bellinger wanted an elegant look for the video to his latest single, the Kid Ink-featured “Kiss Goodnight.” So the Los Angeles singer/songwriter recruited photographer Mike Ho (Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa) to direct a sexy, monochromatic clip.
“I try to stay away from what everyone else is doing,” the Grammy Award-winning artist says of his latest video, which features model Bijon H. “The ladies were regal and the black & white really took it there [and] made it a classic piece.
As for Ink, Bellinger new from jump that he’d be the perfect rapper to complement the sultry record, which references Blackstreet’s “Before I Let You Go.”
“I knew Kid Ink’s flow would fit perfect since my verse were more on the rap singy vibe,” he says. “I knew this song would be a fan fave just because of the sample and the way we flipped it and made it so current.”
Next up from Bellinger: the album. He says it will be consistent with the sound of The Rebirth—great R&B music. “It’s sounding incredible already,” he adds.
Check out the visual for Eric Bellinger and Kid Ink’s hit, “Kiss Goodnight,” above. —John Kennedy