Breaking up with someone and ending a relationship is never easy, but sometimes people are just better off apart than they are together. Producer Full Crate came to that realization after a split with an ex and found inspiration in his heartbreak. The result is his latest song "Beh Beh" featuring Bounce-Worthy songstress MALIA.
Full Crate cuts to the chase and gets to the heart of the matter early on "Beh Beh." "I will be OK, baby, baby / You will be alright / We should go our separate ways / Won't tell you how to live your life," he softly sings on the chorus, which starts the track.
MALIA holds it down on the verses and makes it clear that any love they had is lost. The bridge they once crossed together is now burned to the ground. Despite her heartache, she realizes it's for the best, singing on the second verse, "Know there's no turning back / Sometimes life it ain't fair," resigning herself to a new reality.
Director MeCollective brings Full Crate and MALIA's musical vision to life in the "Beh Beh" visual. It begins with Crate's leading lady Alexis Arlene shedding a tear on the doorstep as she watches him walk away. Before the music drops in, he says via voiceover," Chapter one, heartbreak," and we watch the story play out.
We see Full Crate and his ex enjoying each other in happier times. It turns out that he's watching their home movies and in his feelings. He tries to keep it together, but a thug tear falls down his cheek as he reminisces about their love. MALIA is in separate solo scenes simply singing in different rooms of her apartment. Toward the end of the video, Crate says, "I still love you, girl," before the song's sax-filled outro and a loop back to the first scene.
"I remember that I wrote this song like right after my breakup," Full Crate recalled in a video posted to Instagram. "And at the time I really, really didn't want to write about the things that I was going through, especially not this breakup; it's such a difficult time." Calling this song "a very needed therapeutic experience," Full Crate was going through it at the time of its creation, but MALIA encouraged him to push through in the studio.
We're glad that Crate worked through his feels to create "Beh Beh," a song that will surely be audio therapy for anyone in a similar situation and nursing their own broken heart. Whether you're in that boat now or just love dope music by dope artists period, press play to listen to and to watch Full Crate and MALIA's "Beh Beh" below.