With Apologies In Advance arriving next month, Sylvan LaCue is back with a final taste of his forthcoming album.
After releasing Far Too Familiar last spring, the Miami-based artist kicked off the new campaign with “Best Me,” before revealing the equally reflective “Grateful,” “Guilt Trip” and “Selfish.” And now, he’s back with “5:55″— a bonus song, inspired by Jay-Z‘s latest album.
“4:44 deeply inspired my album,” LaCue says. “5:55 is my answer to Jay’s 4:44. Spiritually speaking, “4:44” means to have a spiritual awakening. “5:55″ means you’re ready for massive change. This song is a bonus cut, but it also serves as a resolve to everything you hear on the album.”
“I wrote this song in an effort for us to see the light that’s within us, so we can be the change that we want to see,” he continued. “The world is pretty dark right now, but if we find a way to find the light that’s in all of us, we can still show up and make a difference. Even when we’re not at our best. Even when it’s dark outside.”
Produced by himself and Oaktown Soul, “5:55” was released with a matching video, directed by Jonathan Benavente (of course), that bookends the journey started in “Best Me” with LaCue escaping the woods and dancing around larger-than-life valleys, showcasing a step towards the light in a time where the world is at its darkest.
Find the light below and be on the lookout for Apologies In Advance, dropping January 12.