Bilal teams up with his former classmate and long-time collaborator Robert Glasper on the latest single to be released from his album A Love Surreal, accompanied by a new performance video.
“Butterfly” is a touching and emotionally-charged piano ballad that showcases Bilal’s versatile jazz-cum-soul voice and its perfect pairing with Glasper’s signature soft piano chops. The song is a journey through the pains and lessons of relationships and its sombre arrangement makes perfect listening for the oncoming darkened autumnal weather. Throughout the track Bilal enunciates his sentiments through the sparse backing and allows his vocals to soar and surprise the listener as the song crescendoes.
Take a look at the video for the track below, which shows Bilal’s energetic live performance style, and if you like what you hear A Love Surreal is out now.