Tory Lanez, the Toronto based artist is back once again with the visual for his newest track “Acting Like” from his upcoming EP with the whole WeDidIt collective, straight outta LA. Tory takes advantage of his smooth take on R&B on this one, which he can perform pegs above the competition.
“Acting Like” is produced by Shlohmo, an L.A. based producer who hits the nail on the head on this one. The beat starts out with a mellow vibe followed by some interesting sounds that peak the listeners interest. This is right around the time that Tory jumps in with his smooth vocals that complete the feel of the track. The vocals and production compliment each other so well in “Acting Like”, and fall right in line with the visual, directed by Zac Facts. Throughout the video, shots of a women are seen, with Tory often in scenes by himself, though deep in thought, until the two meet up in a cinematic scene. Zac Facts did a great job as director of the visual, making it seem more like a short film instead of simply a music video, truly a tremendous feat.
Tory’s versatility is astounding, the way he has mastered so many styles of hip-hop is remarkable, he’s come quite a long way since his start, and his progress has been proven time and time again. Shlohmo is an impressive producer as well, and it’s awesome to see that Tory is one of the few hip-hop artists that are taking advantage of the skill coming out of the electronic era such as Shlohmo, Snakehips, Ryan Hemsworth, and even RL Grime. Tory is slated for an August 15th 2015 performance at Toronto’s annual TIME Festival, and is sure to put on one hell of a show. His upcoming EP with the WeDidIt collective may be out by then as well, but if it’s not you can probably bet that he’ll play some unreleased tracks from his hometown crowd.