The beautifully-shot black and white music video was directed by Rhyan LaMarr and it showcases a short-musical that profiles a groom-to-be in the week before his wedding. The conversation amongst friends takes an interesting twist when a question is raised and everyone shares their perspectives on relationships. The group includes men who are divorced, single, married, and engaged.
"Distance" (remix) was written by Rhyan LaMarr, Datin, Kia Rayford, and co-written and produced by Andrew Fridge and Jabari Manu Rayford and it is the lead single from Rhyan LaMarr's upcoming sophomore album.
"To create a grown-man vibe that discusses marriage, falling in love during a time where distance is being celebrated and encouraged was a no-brainer for the three of us," mentions Rhyan. "In these tough times many are facing, going the extra mile for that special someone is welcomed and well-defined in this coming of age song titled "Distance," he adds.
In 2020, Rhyan LaMarr released his debut album, "aPERFECTmess (Volume1)" to rave reviews. The album features appearances by Charlamagne the God, Sway,, Jonathan Mcreynolds, Twista, Social Club Misfits, Don Benjamin, Canon, 1K Phew, Destorm Power, Da Brat Shirley Murdock, Ta’Rhonda Jones and more.
"aPERFECTmess" is a motley-crew of unorthodox sounds intertwined with swampy gospel threads, stitched together with R&B and hip-hop fashion.
A true renaissance man. That’s what Rhyan LaMarr proves with the release of his debut musical project, aPERFECTmess. The Chicago-based artist taps into his first love of music to tell his life story through 20 tracks bringing together a list of who’s who in the industry. A cross between DJ Khaled-esque curation and Quincy Jones-like craftsmanship, the album unites voices from across genres and regions, including skits from radio personalities Sway and Charlamagne Tha God to tell LaMarr’s story of hope and perseverance. aPERFECTmess holds dual meaning to describe the mashup nature of the music and LaMarr’s personal journey enduring homelessness on his way toward establishing himself as a reputable filmmaker.
Lead single “Stayed Down” enlists 1K Phew, Social Club Misfits, Jack Red, Mico Wave and Chi-Town legend Twista for an epic posse cut. “The Remedy” brings listeners a reflective note with Jonathan Mcreynolds and Jack Red as LaMarr expresses gratitude for the light he found when he was at his darkest point.
“It took me my whole life to make one album, but this album is my whole life,” he shares of aPERFECTmess.