Ella Mai is ready to resurface onto R&B’s radar! Since her 2018 self-titled debut, Mai’s making steady moves, collaborating with titans like Usher and performing for Rihanna’s Fenty brand. Upon dropping her latest album Heart On My Sleeve, she’s on the same 90s-inspired wave as peers like Summer Walker & Sabrina Claudio. What’s a better way to stay popping than a collaboration with R&B legend, Babyface? Accordingly, they recently joined forces on a silky bop off his forthcoming album Girls Night Out. Inspired by Bridgerton, Babyface & Ella Mai is R&B royalty in the music video for ‘Keeps On Fallin!’
Brief History Lesson On Babyface
Before we get to the new video, here’s a brief rundown on Babyface for those who don’t know him. For all you R&B heads, you might not know his name, but you’ve probably heard his music! With over 800 million records sold, Babyface is arguably the genre’s most prolific producer & songwriter, putting his stamp on 125 Billboard Top 10 hits since the 1980s! His work spans names like TLC and Whitney Houston, even dabbling in rock with Fall Out Boy. Continuing his legacy today with production for Lucky Daye & Ariana Grande, he is truly an R&B iron man!
R&B Royalty Personified
With an R&B king like Babyface & young queen in Ella Mai, a royal-themed music video is a no-brainer! The video features a comedic appearance by Tiffany Haddish as a queen & Ella’s mother as she’s courted by a prince, played by Kendrick Sampson (Insecure, Vampire Diaries). Adding in Babyface as the duke, he still has the charisma of his prime while grooving alongside Ella Mai! As usual, Ella is a stunner on-screen with her presence matching the track’s elegance. We’re definitely enamored with this duo as they represent the best of R&B’s past & present!
Babyface+Ella= Modern Soul
Channeling Babyface’s signature balladry with today’s trap-influenced bounce, ‘Keeps On Fallin’ is the perfect banger to keep him connected with the modern generation! This is just an appetizer since Girls Night Out will feature collaborations with today’s female rap/R&B stars like Kehlani & Ari Lennox. For now, bump this single on all streaming platforms & continue vibing to this video!