Multi-talented producer, singer and rapper Ryan Leslie just released the latest visuals for his new single “Designer Pain.” The sog is a romantic R&B track made for the couples who enjoy the fancy things in life but still have their feet on the ground. “Designer Pain” gives us a clue into what to expect from Ryan’s upcoming LP, MZRT, which stands for The Magnificently Zealous #Renegade Takeover. The takeover actually serves as a series, with his albums being referred to as collections, because art. Speaking of his art, the convenience level is high in Ryan’s creations since he writes, produces, raps and then sings on his own tracks.
In the “Designer Pain” visual, Leslie does all of the above and then plays a pretty convincing leading man as he cavorts around Venice with his bae and shows her the finer things in life. On the Kaui Williams production, Ryan raps, “Designer pain YSL, young, sick and in love / Pour your heart out, all on your sleeve / We both leave just to come back / You know when them hearts attack.” The visuals support the lyrics with shots of Ryan playing a beautiful piano, stunting in the finest vehicles and, of course, with a beautiful leading lady on his arm the entire time.
Not just a modern day Romeo, the self-proclaimed Black Mozart is always the innovator. Instead of asking for feedback about his video via the typical social media channels, Ryan is keeping it a little retro, asking fans to slide in his texts to tell him what they think. In case you were wondering, that number is 915-600-6978 and if you’re not in the United States, you can use Whatsapp to let the singer know just how much you love the song and in return get a link to pre-order his upcoming LP. What a novel idea. So, if you’re feeling Ryan’s pain, you can pre-order his upcoming album from his MZRT website, which drops July 4th. If you need a little more convincing, you can watch the video for “Designer Pain” right here and text the artist to let him know just how you feel.