Terrace Martin Shares ‘Velvet Portraits’ Short Film
Almost a year removed from the release of his sixth solo album Velvet Portraits, Terrace Martin unveils a short film of the same name.
The film, which is directed by Aplus Films and stars Michael T. Smith. Dolly Gray and Brinnen Thompson, shows a love sick man stumbling through the city streets. He is constantly being reminded of a love lost, through very vivid memories of the good and bad times with his former flame.
The artistic portrayal features the album cuts "Never Enough" and "Think of You," as part of the score.
"I've always looked at music as being the soundtrack to life. Music makes you love — it's so healing, yet it also has the power to shift you to a dark side as well," Martin said about the visual. "I wanted something to represent real life. I got with a great crew of writers and directors, Aplus Filmz, a great producer, Beny Ashburn, and some great new actors and dancers. After that art was made."
The album, Velvet Portraits, dropped last April and came on the heels of Martin nabbing multiple credits on Kendrick Lamar's LP To Pimp a Butterfly. The 14-song album features guest appearances from Marlon Williams, Lalah Hathaway, Robert Glasper and more. The LP was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best R&B Album category at this year's ceremony.
Watch the Velvet Portraits short film below.
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