The LargeUp crew puts us up on a new video from one of our favorite rising stars Stacey Barthe, taking the sunny Caribbean vibes of “Keep It Like It Is” to some actual islands in the sun for the proper look and feel. Read the breakdown below and hit the link at bottom to watch:
Big week over here for tunes about being over it. First Tarrus Riley told his ex-flame he’s “Not Missing You” with an exclusive LargeUp premiere of his song by that name, and now we have the video for “Keep It Like It Is” from Stacy Barthe, the Haitian/Dominican songwriter for Rihanna/Britney Spears/Katy Perry turned John Legend-affiliated artist. The Supa Dups-produced reggae joint from Barthe’s In the InBetween EP, which we featured in purely audio form back in February, is an ice-cold sayonara to an ex who just won’t take the hint. Barthe, on the other hand, shows just how past him (note singer Luke James‘ image in the burning photo) she is by tooling around the islands on a motorboat and liming with her band. Stacy looks like she’s having the time of her life—no wonder dude is trying to creep back into it.