During the beginning half of 2018, Montreal's Lou Phelps gave us a preview of what we could expect on his sophomore album 002 / Love Me. In short, he let us know early the main thing we could look forward to: versatility. "Come Inside" featuring fellow Canadian Jazz Cartier is a danceable disco/funk-influenced track while his follow-up single "Want To (For The Youth)" is a dizzying track with a more futuristic sound.
Today Lou Phelps shares the video for his latest single "Squeeze" alongside yet another fellow Canadian, R&B singer Jahkoy. The ROMderful-produced track puts Lou Phelps' versatility on full display once again as he offers yet another sound with this seductive single. “This track was about a girl I was seeing at the time," Lou explains. "The relationship turned out to be horrible but it’s all good.” And that seems to be the best theme to describe his new video.
The pairing Igal Perets-directed visuals follows Lou through a vintage lens as he celebrates his birthday in Miami, reminisces on old memories, and enjoys all his current blessings. "Squeeze" is a short montage of good times with great people but when watched while listening to the lyrics, it serves as another reminder that no matter how things may pan out—it's all good.
Lou Phelps' sophomore album 002 / Love Me is 10 tracks of funk, R&B, hip-hop, disco, and more blended up into a digestible offering that delivers a little something for everyone. The album, out via Last Gang Records, is executive produced by his older brother Kaytranada and features additional appearances from BADBADNOTGOOD, Pony, Planet Giza, and more.
Watch the video, and listen to 002 / Love Me in full above.