With Apologies in Advance still in heavy rotation, Sylvan LaCue is back with the album’s seventh visual.
Following clips for “Best Me” (my personal favorite from the project), “Grateful,” “Guilt Trip,” “Selfish,” “5:55,” and a much-needed “Coffee Break,” the Florida emcee keeps it coming with one for the fan-favorite “Empathy.”
Directed by longtime collaborators Jonathan Benavente and Nick Mahar, LaCue is seen going through a series of therapeutic sessions attempting to resolve inner conflicts of spreading ones self too thin.
“I wanted the video to reflect some of my personal experiences with empathy and being empathetic towards others,” Lacue says. “First scene starting off with my first experience with sharing my issues openly with someone. Which is getting a haircut with my barber. I feel like almost every black male’s first true interaction with therapy is with their barbers or at the barbershop. The verses are incredibly surface level, almost in a casual frustrating way. Then it transfers over to actual therapy, but with a woman. My second major experience with sharing my issues with someone, was with a woman that I loved dearly. I delved deeper into my problems because of the comfort level I experienced by being loved by another woman,” which is what I wanted to symbolize in the scene with BJRNCK (the Chicago songstress who guests on the record).”
Press play on the “Empathy” video below and be on the lookout for our interview with LaCue, which we’ll be sharing sometime this week.