Belly & Vevo release exclusive performance of “Immigrant”
Multinational video hosting service Vevo has released a video of Belly performing “Immigrant,” the title track from his newly released album.
“Immigrant” becomes part of Vevo’s performance series that helps artists to connect with audiences in a different way. With intimate, stripped-down videos, the music is seen through a different prism and allows a raw look at the artist and their creative vision.
“On this side of the world we’re the only safe haven some people have.”
Belly shared his thoughts while filming an exclusive Vevo performance of his new track, “Immigrant” on location in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood.
“We could actually play a role in life that has purpose.”
As the son of Palestinian parents, the Ottawa-native saw firsthand what it’s like to flee a worn-torn homeland. Armed with that experience Belly delivered a moving a capella performance of “Immigrant” in the shadows of the Statue of Liberty. The symbolism wasn’t lost on us.
“Immigrant” is the lead track on his new album of the same name on
Having built his career as a songwriter contributing to fellow X.O. labelmate The Weeknd’s success and collaborating with a slew of hungry MCs on the mixtape circuit, Belly is set to level up after notching hits like “Might Not” from 2015’s Up For Days and “Ballerina” from the following year’s Another Day In Paradise.
Immigrant – coming through JAY-Z’s Roc Nation Records – features a stacked lineup of guest appearances, including The Weeknd, Meek Mill, French Montana, M.I.A., French Montana, Yo Gotti, NAV, Metro Boomin and more. The 11-track album shines a light on current issues surrounding worldwide immigration policies.
Immigrant is out now on all streaming services.
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In other Belly news, the budding star was also recently featured alongside Dom Kennedy on the Nipsey Hussle single, “Double Up,” The Sergio-directed video – which is like a short film at 11:02 in length – was released in support of Nipsey’s Victory Lap album.
Check out Belly’s new Kyle Goldberg-directed Vevo performance below.
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