Singer-songwriter Arin Ray ended the year on a soulful note with the release of his EP Phases II. The set has its share of memorable cuts, including "A Seat" and the Kehlani-featuring "Change." While both of those tracks are just fine, it might be his most recent single "The Get Down" that's really got us open. The slick track with a '70s soul feel shows just what the up-and-coming crooner can really do with a well-crafted groove. We also get to see what he can do with a well-thought-out treatment in the song's newly released visual.
In the clip, Arin portrays a stick-up kid with a taste for the lavish life. We open on him and his crew violently robbing a group of gangsters — a theme that is revisited throughout the clip. But we also get to see Arin enjoying the fruits of his spoils in a fancy nightclub filled with popping bottles and folks dressed to the nines in designer duds. He's especially caught up in a pretty young thing and eventually finds himself dancing with her on the crowded floor. Arin should've been a bit more observant, though, as it's revealed that the club is filled with many of the folks whose money and jewels he stole during his exploits. Sure enough, it turns out that the woman who caught his eye is working with his enemies and leads him and his expensive fur coat right into their trap. The camera fades to black before we see what fate befalls him, but it ain't looking too good, bruh.
With three of the five tracks from Phases II already receiving the video treatment, we wouldn't be surprised if we see videos for remaining songs "ZZZ" and "Don't Chase" in the near future. Until then, watch Arin Ray's crime drama unfold in "The Get Down."