Is this the way R. Les rocks these days? I’ve admittedly only heard a sparse amount of the man’s music, but the tracks that have grabbed my attention portrayed the Washington D.C. artist as an extremely talented producer and singer. But, an all-out rapper? That’s new to me. Either way, the man has taken his extremely good taste for synthesizers to Paris and set up shop for the flashbulb-popping video to “Beautiful Lie.” It may be a bit hoity-toity for most of us, but the upscale atmosphere works well with the uptempo lifestyle the song celebrates.
And, if you enjoyed this trip with Mr. Leslie, eight more videos are due up from the long-overdue Les Is More, which is Ryan’s first album since 2009 and should be hitting shelves this winter.