(By: DJ JusMusic for Singersroom.com)
Grammy-nominated and platinum-selling R&B artist Musiq Soulchild makes a big bang by premiering two music videos, “Start Over” and “Simple Things,” records from his forthcoming album, Feel the Real.
The first clip, “Start Over,” a record that was previously unleashed, is a personal record for Musiq as it correlates with his personal relationship with recording artist and former lead singer of 702 Kameelah “Meelah” Williams, he appears in the video.
“‘Start Over’ is something like a ‘what if” scenario,” says Musiq. “Everyone has their own ‘the one that got away’ story, maybe they or you found someone else, maybe too much time has passed, maybe for whatever reasons things just didn’t work out. Now imagine for a moment you had the chance to try again… how would you ‘Start Over?’”
“Simple Things” in contrary is a soulful ode to appreciating the basic essentials of life. “‘Simple Things’ is about waking up, breathing fresh air, drinking clean water, eating good food, having a comfortable place to sleep, spending time with people who make you happy, and instead of stressing over things you don’t have, just remembering to be grateful for what you do,” adds Musiq.
Musiq’s upcoming project, Feel the Real, will arrive in the form of a 24-track double disc and is available for pre-order today. The LP comes on the heels of his recently wrapped wrapped two-month Nu Soul Revival Tour, which also featured Lyfe Jennings, Kindred The Family Soul and Avery*Sunshine, with other guests in select cities.
Among his many accolades and accomplishments, Musiq Soulchild has had two RIAA certified Platinum albums, two Gold albums and eight hit singles. His awards include honors from Billboard, BET, ASCAP, BMI, and Soul Train. He has also been nominated for several others, including recognition from MTV, the American Music Awards, the NAACP, and 12 Grammy nominations, including one for the single “I Do,” from his 2016 album Life on Earth.