Behind the creative concept of the Darnell Depradine-directed clip, Blk, who loved ones surround, said, “We shot it in South London but it looked and felt like we were away somewhere, similar to the lyric in MIA about your loved one feeling like a vacation because it’s not about where you are, but who you’re with.”
Depradine added, “I’ve wanted to work with Ray for a long time so I knew we had to make something amazing. Everyone really worked well to make it a special day, we literally had a BBQ gathering to make everything be authentic and I feel we really got that feeling we wanted.”
Access Denied follows 2018’s Empress. Aside from Paige, the new album features appearances from Giggs, Stefflon Don, Kojey Radical, and Suburban Plaza. Early tracks “Dark Skinned” and “Lovesick” will also appear.
Watch Ray BLK’s video for “MIA” featuring Kaash Paige above.