The soulfully honest stylings of Khamari take center stage in his self-directed “Four Walls” video. In 192 seconds, the emerging vocalist illustrates the feeling of isolation by setting himself in a white padded room as he sings openly about wanting someone who just isn’t breaking through those doors anytime soon to see him. With each shift in production, lighting, etc., the former Berklee College of Music student grows more isolated as he trades his padded room for a deserted destination complete with tumbleweeds, dirt and a pay phone that will do nothing but remind him that the person who he wants to talk to most will not be reaching out.
“I sit alone in my castle of isolation/And everyday I grow more and more impatient/While you keep me waiting,” he sings as each note drips with loneliness.
“Waiting for your call/But you never call/If I didn’t know different/I’d think you didn’t care at all/You said you’ll meet me halfway/But I know you won’t.”
“Four Walls” serves as the third official visual from the singer’s breakout project, A Brief Nirvana. Released in May, the 11-track LP is beautifully honest, simplistic and evocative while simultaneously pushing the sound of R&B and Soul forward in the 2020s. It’s unclear what the future may hold for the rising artist, but it is clear that he will remain in the consciousness of music fans for years to come if he so chooses.