Fresh off the release of his much-anticipated new album Trouble In Paradise, Atlanta-based artist ELHAE gives fans exactly what they’ve been waiting for. Earlier this month, he kicked off the rollout for the follow-up to his 2017 project Aura II with the album’s lead single, “Hennessy.” Now he offers the visual to “Sanctuary,” one of the standout tracks on the album, which features Mississippi’s finest Big K.R.I.T. dropping a hot 16.
ELHAE describes the slow-burning, trap-style track as “an homage to the greatest gift to mankind: women” and sings their praises noting, “Let the church say ‘Amen’ / Every time that you walk in / Lord knows I need saving / Yeah, whenever you threw it like that / And you do it like that, oh lady / Oh your body got me praying.” K.R.I.T. chose to express his adoration in a way that isn’t quite as graphic or superficial. It seems his attraction and appreciation goes much deeper as he declares, “I could meditate in your temple for weeks / You bring out the best in me / Angelic, gifted, forever givin’ your all and all / You’re evidently like heaven with it, that’s why I call.” Regardless of which celebratory style is more your speed, we can all appreciate the gesture at a time when women still seem to be unappreciated.
For the Nem Perez-directed visual, the two travel to Cuba where the tropical landscape is just as refreshing as the track’s subject matter. Accompanied by beautiful women, we spot ELHAE in the streets and in local homes adorned with religious symbols. K.R.I.T. joins him on the beach for a series of performance shots, and it’s clear the two are enjoying themselves. ELHAE says, “As soon as we finished recording I knew I wanted to shoot something to it. I was fortunate enough to shoot it in Cuba, where it’s just amazing energy, from the people down to the scenery.”
Watch ELHAE’s “Sanctuary” featuring Big K.R.I.T below and be sure check out the full Trouble In Paradise album on your favorite digital platform. The project also features O.T. Genasis, Wale and Sevyn Streeter and premiered last week to rave reviews. Head to his website to grab tickets for his 15-city Trouble In Paradise Tour, which kicks off in Atlanta in April and will hit major cities like New York City, Toronto, Chicago and Los Angeles before wrapping up in Dallas.