'The Four' Finalist VINCINT Releases Gorgeous Visual for 'Marrow'
I first heard of singer/songwriter, VINCINT, after watching him absolutely kill it in Michael Korte's Beyoncé-Hamilton mashup "Ham4Bey". His silky smooth voice drew me in, and the way he sang "Dangerously In Love" had me searching all over the Internet for more work from him. A year later, while scrolling down I see a video from Diddy's new singing competition The Four. And who else could be on the stage, performing a chilling cover of "Creep" by Radiohead? Vincint Cannidy. He wowed the judges, receiving a unanimous "yes" and earning a place in the finale.
But, beyond the show VINCINT has priemiered the video for his debut single "Marrow". Filmed in a church, the artist has wasted no time shaking the table. In an interview with Billboard, he discussed the single and it's religious themed accompanying visual.
I went to Catholic school all of my life, and sexuality isn't talked about at all. It's a no-no kind of zone, and for me, this was an expression of being able to celebrate all different kinds of love that are not accepted in the confines of the church. Like, in this video we have people that are transgender, gay, straight, lesbian, and it's such an eclectic mix of different races of people just pouring out love for each other. I'm just saying that the relationship that is love has no cost to it. It has no binds or confines.
A queer black man in pop music is needed, and VINCINT has something to say about the state of the genre:
I want to bring back real singing and heart and, like, movement and soul, as opposed to, like ... hooky things. I want the voice to come back to pop music. And I mean, like, the cool beats are great and everything, but I want to bring back that Whitney shit, that Mariah Carey shit, where it's like, "This is a tight-ass song, but also that bitch can sing." I want people to be able to move and feel something, and I feel like that's lacking these days.
Check out the video below and #SupportQueerBlackArt