Toronto R&B singer Markus Azeriah is back with a new music video for his single, “Gravity.”
The single, featuring a soft acoustic guitar matched with powerful hip-hop 808s, was first performed by Azeriah at the El Mocambo back in Nov. 2021.
Azeriah explains that the song was inspired by a past experience. “I fell in love at the wrong time, we were in two different places, and despite the relationship being toxic it always pulled me back in,” he says. “At the end I knew I deserved better and had to move on.”
Recorded at Abstract Studios, the song began for the artist as a freestyled hook seconds after hearing the beat. However, it took months for him to come back to the track. “That one really brought back memories and I wanted to come back to it when I was emotionally ready. Those memories took a toll on me.”
Markus wants the heartbreak tune to be relatable and bring comfort through the lyricism. Head engineer Ante O’Connor mixed and mastered “Gravity,” while production was handled by Toronto’s B3.
Directed by TDOTCAM, who has previously worked with the late Nipsey Hussle and Anuel AA, the video visually complements the emotional tone of the track. The idea and concept for the video was a collaboration of Azeriah and TDOTCAM.
Shot at a popular Space 00 nightclub in Toronto, the video draws on elements from horror flick Day of the Dead. Other elements that create the ambiance behind “Gravity” include glow in the dark graffiti art and chic decor. Toronto artist MALA makes an appearance in the visuals as well.
Check out the “Gravity” video above.