Musiq Soulchild keeps the new videos coming from Victims & Villains. The Hit-Boy-produced album has already yielded visuals for “beat of a slow dance,” “i remember you my ex” and “victims and villains,” and the next song to get the video treatment is “will i touch the sky.”
The track is the first one that you hear when you play Victims & Villains, and it sets the tone for what’s to come with its introspective lyrics. “Lessons on lessons, but so many questions / No one gave me no kind of direction / I guess I was just made for this life,” Musiq muses on the first verse. “So here’s to one more try / Do it over, then over and over / Til I f**kin’ get it right,” he sings, focused and determined to press on.
For the “will i touch the sky” video, director Caleb Seales – who’s directed all of the Victims & Villains visuals – takes the song’s themes about life a step further to apply them to relationships. Actor Afolabi Oyeneyin plays the male lead who is going through it in his love life. He can’t seem to get it right when it comes to his relationships. We see him in three scenarios with different women, and they all end badly, culminating in the player getting played.
Our leading man decides to go off by himself and winds up at a cabin on a lake. He disrobes and walks into the still waters, coming full circle to the same scene that also began the video. It’s unclear if he’s just going for a swim, purifying himself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka or doing something more final. As Musiq, who appears throughout the clip, repeats the refrain, “Will I go under, or will I touch the sky,” the director leaves the ending up to interpretation.
Musiq Soulchild and Caleb Seales are proving to be as winning a combination on the visual tip as Musiq and Hit-Boy are on the music front. With four videos already in the can for the 10-track album, we’re starting to think that a visual album might actually be in the works. We hope that our prediction is right, but in the meantime watch the “will i touch the sky” video below and determine the actor’s fate for yourself.