They. Are. Back.
Not even a worldwide pandemic can keep New Mexico’s preeminent emcee Def-i and SoCal legend Ariano from staying on their grind and creating some of their best work to date with the forthcoming release of their new album, In the Meantime. A testament to their talents not only as solo artists but also to the unmistakable chemistry and magic that unfolds when they create as a duo, the first single off the new album, “Silly Love” showcases how they’ve elevated their craft once again.
“Silly Love” is a catchy, light-hearted joint that pulls you in and belies the toxic love buried in the lyrics. Produced, mixed and mastered by Ariano, with Austin’s Tanner Hoyt on guitar, the beat makes you nod your head and provides the perfect backdrop for Def-i to do what he does best. Using his smooth rasp to serve up verses laden with clever riddles and double meanings in an effortless flow, he is a true master of his craft who makes this shit look easy. Ariano delivers the sing-along hook with a honeyed baritone and silky smoothness.
“Silly Love” is as much a visual journey as a lyrical one. Filmed in Austin, Texas, the immensely talented Maurice Johnson out of New Mexico channeled his vision into a video with playful vintage vibes, clean lines and a mood all its own.
This latest single and video is just a taste of what is to come from Def-i and Ariano as they leave you hungry for more and prepare to drop In the Meantime.
Check out the video above.