Genre-crossing crooner John West premieres the video today for “Lovely” featuring Pusha T of the rap duo The Clipse. The track is off of the three-song bundle that marked his Mercury Records debut and is currently available via digital retailers. Mark Staubach was at the helm as the video's director.
The refreshingly spare track, produced by Christian Rich, is set off by a sparkling piano rolling over and under a mesmerizing drumbeat. Accompanying the soulful, airy groove is a short story about the simple pleasures of hanging out with someone special. West's smooth tenor ("It's like oh oh oh / We don't need no words") meshes perfectly with Pusha T's easygoing flow and clever rap ("Let's test the waters / love makes a splash / and you're too thick to skinny dip").
West is coming off a month long national tour supporting Patrick Stump and details on his full-length album are to be announced.