6LACK Unchains Heavy Heart in Sophomore Album ‘East Atlanta Love Letter’

After the colossal release of his platinum debut album Free 6LACK, 6LACK returns two years later with the next chapter: East Atlanta Love Letter, a deep reflection of love, lament and life in Atlanta…

…but this isn’t a love story. Born Ricardo Valdez Valentine, 6LACK (pronounced “black”), delivers an impassioned and personal project sifting his anguished self apart by way of recovery, best exploited in “Disconnect” and “Switch” before redeeming himself with “Sorry”.

He sets a despondent mood, seamlessly rectified by alluring vocals and nostalgic piano ballads with guest features from J Cole, Future, Khalid and Offset. This alternative R&B album sees 6LACK unravel major headway in “Pretty Little Fears (ft. J Cole)” and “Scripture”, leaving the woes behind and holding hope for a defying affinity with “Stan”.

As 6LACK embraces fatherhood, he holds his one-year-old daughter Syx Rose Valentine (featured on the cover), as the muse behind his entirety, serving “a purpose bigger than himself”, and it’s evident – these love letters are far from finished.

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