Jidenna taps Chris Rock’s girlfriend Megalyn Echikunwoke and “Insecure” star Jay Ellis for his new visuals, “Bambi.” Get into the video treatment inside…
WONDLAND artist Jidenna just dropped his newest LP, The Chief. And now, he has new visuals for his latest single “Bambi.”
The video treatment gives a cinematic feel as it tells the story of the “Classic Man” losing out on the love of his life, played by Chris Rock’s girlfriend/ “CSI: Miami” star Megalyn Echikunwoke, due to his cheating ways. As his ex-girlfriend celebrates her marriage to “Insecure” star Jay Ellis, a drunk Jidenna races to the church and crashes the wedding in an epic way. They always realize what they have way too late, don't they?
The “Bambi” track serves up a Caribbean feel topped off with his classic-man style. Think West African-trap track. Jidenna spoke with Rolling Stone recently about the inspiration behind the record explaining,
“I didn't grow up in a very musical household, but during the holidays, my mother used to always play Nat King Cole, good old Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin. That song is a product of those moments, when I'd be singing those melodies, those Harry Belafonte melodies, but fusing that with West African Highlife and trap music. I've never really made that many love records. That's a special song to me to dig deep and show that side of myself."
Get into the hot “Bambi” video above.