Last month, Lucky Daye finally released his long-awaited debut studio album Painted. Continuing to support that LP and looking forward to the next stage of his career, the young star-in-the-making maintains his momentum by serving up a child. & DEM-directed music video for the Painted track “Real Games.”
“I told myself if I’m gonna do this shit, I’m gonna do it and give it my all. I wanted to make sure that I didn’t miss nothing. So the thing that fueled me was not knowing nothing,” Lucky Daye explained to Billboard last month, revealing the artistic motivations that brought songs like “Real Games” to life. “As a kid, growing up and being told so many things was supposed to be a certain way and finding out it didn’t work, or you’re supposed to show a lot of people love and you don’t get it back, like that kind of stuff will make you wanna know why. I wanna know why it don’t work. I live by this all my life.”
“For me, it was more about trying to figure out some answers,” Daye added, opening up about the back-story behind the project that “Real Games” belongs to. “The album came from my purest emotions, because I wanna see it from the outside in. It’s the only way I’ll be able to see it. Doing it, I’m feeling it. Trying to create it, it’s still inside of me, but once I get it out, I can look at it. To me, the aspect of not knowing certain things that I feel like I was supposed to know fuels me. As a kid, just not being able to have the permission to listen to certain things fueled me to listen to things even more. You know when they say don’t touch wet paint, you wanna touch it.”
You can take a look at Lucky Daye’s new music video for “Real Games” above.
For more, revisit Lucky Daye’s II EP.
- MADELEINE DALLA