Jalen Santoy is a rapper representing Charlotte, North Carolina. As he celebrates the release of his new EP Charlie Eastern, recently released on November 18, his breakout single “Foreplay” has been working in his favor as a great introduction to the newcomer’s talent. Since it’s release, the single has continued to gain buzz through Spotify and SoundCloud.
Over a year after it’s initial release, Santoy returns this week with the visuals for his lead single. In the Arthur Gallery-directed video, the Charlotte rapper takes time to showcase the ups and downs of difficult relationships. With the jazzy backdrop provided by producer Tim Stacks, Jalen provides consistent wordplay over a soulful jazzy sound which results in a vivid picture for listeners. In the lyrics, Santoy’s mind gets preoccupied with thoughts of both love and hate for the same person as he battles his own loneliness.