Video: Bilal - "Back To Love" [Official Video]

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.Bilal in a still from "Back To Love" (official video)

Happy New Year, kids--Bilal is back! And that giftbox he's got tucked under one arm is the video for "Back To Love," the first single from his coming-soon album A Love Surreal. The theme of the visual is pretty simple: relationships are hard work and when love feels like war, sometimes the most constructive thing a grown-ass man can do is thrown on his Marvin Gaye macintosh and his rasta-colored scarf and take a walk in the rain to cool off. Yet the infectious power of the song itself provides an energy that animates the rainy day scenario with a surprising amount of bounce. When you think about it, the best kind of couples therapy that music can provide might be a song that lightens the mood and puts a spring back in your steppers instead of digging through the baggage we ask our partners to help us lug around. That's about as close as I can get to capturing the undeniable energizing effect of "Back To Love" in words, watch below to add a few bars to your battery and watch for A Love Surreal to drop on February 12th (that timing is pure coincidence I'm sure).