Jake&Papa aren’t taking their foot off summer’s neck. The dynamic pair has released a meaningful video for their new single “Better Than Before.”
In the telling visual, directed by Dana Rice, a young boy is seen paying a heartwarming visit to see his estranged father who is behind bars. In between clips, Jake&Papa sing a few nostalgic words that take from Mary J. Blige 1997 hit “I Can Love You” featuring Lil’ Kim.
“When we were kids, we used to visit our dad when he was locked up. On those drives, our mom used to play Mary J’s Share My World album,” said Jake&Papa in a joint statement about the song and video. “She played it so much that every time a song from that album plays now, it takes us right back to that time. We can almost smell the visiting room. So the video for ‘Better Than Before’ brings those memories to life and tells a true story.”
“Better Than Before” follows Jake&Papa’s previously released singles “All the Way” and “Back to the Future” featuring Quincy White. The trio of songs is expected to land on Jake&Papa’s upcoming release, a follow-up to 2017’s Tattoos&Blues.