Jalen Santoy – Foreplay [Video] Prod. Jordeaux

Posted on November 3, 2016 by


A breezy, minimalist summer jam with compelling verses, a beautifully harmonized chorus, and an unforgettable saxophone riff (borrowed from Bobby Hebb’s 1966 smash “Sunny“), North Carolina rapper Jalen Santoy had a viral hit on his hands when he released “Foreplay,” produced by Jordeaux, in March 2015. Over a year and nearly 6 million total streams later, Jalen treats us to the song’s colorful visual, which sketches the story of a good relationship gone bad. “The video is meant to be colorful showing that though, lyrically, there is clear discontent within the relationship, the contrast is what brings it to life,” explains Jalen Santoy. “There will always be conflict in any relationship but allowing people to get involved with your mindset will do nothing but taint the original picture.” Premiered today by the FADER, “Foreplay” is the lead single from Jalen’s upcoming Charlie Eastern EP, which releases on November 18th.

Explains Jalen, “Charlie Eastern represents birth, foundation, and the willingness to show transparency in difficult situations. I lost a close cousin of mine in the process of making this project due to police brutality, a similar story that’s known too well in our culture today. He was part of a rap group founded in Charleston called “Charlie Eastern” In this project I shed light on the different mindsets that innately come about when dealing with the unpredictable struggles of life.”