Songwriter (previous credits include: Rihanna, Usher) turned singer Elijah Blake released his debut album, Shadows & Diamonds, last summer on Def Jam and is feeling himself. His latest single, "Everyday," is a slick no-new-friends anthem that finds him singing literally about breaking bread with his day ones: When you break bread, I swear they all pull out a plate/ Eat with the ones who starved with you.
In this new video for the song, Blake is flanked by some of these friends, as well as a troop of professional dancers. Together they wander and wind through the streets of Harlem. Wrangling such a crew was no easy task. "Imagine trying to pull that off in N.Y. of all places during rush hour," he told The FADER. "We had people damn near tryna run us over in the middle of the street, threatening to kill some of the dancers for being in their way!"
But in the end, he said, it was all worth it: "I miss choreography in videos, I miss the nostalgia I used to feel when watching early Ginuwine, Usher, and Aaliyah videos. This is why it was so key to infuse some of those elements into this song's visual."