Approaching beats from odd angles with his methodical flow, CEO Trayle is impossibly smooth. Taking time to look inward over a soulful instrumental, Trayle shares “Meant 4 You,” the latest music video from The Collection Vol. 2. Produced by B.Stribb, “Meant 4 You” blesses Trayle with an inviting canvas on which to paint, layering haunting vocal samples with a dancing bassline, rippling piano chords, and insistent 808s. Adhering to the contours of the beats with whispering come ons and the occasional verbal sound effect, Trayle plays the role of a lothario, but can’t keep the traumatic thoughts from creeping in: “And when they called and said my brother died, I hit the flo’,” he rhymes before a pregnant pause. In the video, directed by Decat, Trayle rocks an Avirex letterman jacket as he surreptitiously sets a building aflame.
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