Over a week ago, Adekunle Gold finally released his highly anticipated sophomore album, the impressive About 30. Now, he has dropped the video for one of the most emotional and thoughtful songs off the LP, "Fame".
Produced by Seyikeyz and co-written by the insanely gifted Efe Oraka, "Fame" is a powerful and relatable ballad about struggling with crippling loneliness, which is one of the unpleasant facets of aging that is tackled on the album.
On the track, Adekunle Gold sings about feeling completely alone, even when he is in the midst of people that know and love him, including his parents and friends. "Sometimes I feel alone", he admits at the end of the heartbreaking chorus.
Speaking about what inspired the song, Adekunle Gold said:
"The truth is this song was borne out of a depressed place. I hate to throw that word around; to be honest, I am embarrassed by it.
But I don’t want to minimize the struggles of others out there who also feel like their pain is not valid because it's not tragic enough.
You see, this thing called fame is weird. The opportunities and exposure it has accorded me has also made me very isolated."
For the music video, Adekunle chooses a minimalistic approach — something we've never really seen him do before. To capture the tone and message of the song, the entire clip finds Adekunle wandering around a massive apartment, depressed and totally alone.
You can check out the video below:[embedded content]
TV taught me how to feel.