Deon Young Sets The Mood With New ‘Kissing On Saturday’ Music Video
Deon Young’s new album Kissing On Saturday is a clever blend of RnB and drill that perfectly lines up with the biggest music trends of today.
The titular single ‘Kissing On Saturday’ debuted this past weekend along with some eye-catching visuals.
Who is Deon Young?
Representing Harlem, Young makes himself stand out from the crop of newer artists by using his mastery of the RnB genre to elevate traditional drill beats. While his vocals and technique adhere to the standards of RnB music, his cadence and flow lean more on the New York drill style. This is no exception on the track ‘Kissing On Saturday’, which employs its catchy hook and melody to bring Young to the forefront.
It’s no wonder he navigates both genres with such ease, with a resume as stacked as Young’s. Behind the scenes, the 29-year-old has written for Ariana Grande, Justine Skye, Cassie, and other vocalists. On the hip-hop side, he’s collaborated with French Montana and Fivio Foreign just to name a few artists. So how does his latest release perform?
Kissing On Saturday
The video opens with a group of scantily clad women playing a game of pool before cutting to the star of the show, Deon Young. Soon enough, the scene turns into Young surrounded by women, liquor, and hookah.
The ‘Kissing On Saturday’ music video, shot and directed by twentytwotime, is a mirror reflection of the song lyrics. It describes a man basking in the material things he’s earned with his fame and reflecting on the scene around him. As Deon dances with a multitude of women, the chorus juxtaposes the lavish scene.
“I love how these diamonds kissing on me, I just woke up in designer got these diamonds dripping on me”
Of course, the music video has some New York drill signatures. The use of the broken glass effect, slow-mo, and fast-paced editing calls back to front runners of the genre like Pop Smoke and Fivio. Still, Deon young’s personality comes through.
Particularly in the last 20 seconds of the video show’s the carefree nature of the artist. Raw audio of Young and the models laughing and enjoying themselves gives a sense of relatability, despite the flashy and braggadocios lyrics.
For an artist still establishing their solo image, the ‘Kissing On Saturdays’ music video serves as a great introduction. In the video, you meet a confident, charismatic talent with a star quality in spades.
You can listen to ‘Kissing On Saturday’ on Apple Music, Spotify, or YouTube now!
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Written By: Dreema Carrington