But week removed from releasing his “Global” video, Lil Baby is back to the races with some more visuals, taken from his collaborative jaunt with his brother in arms, Young Gunna. But make no mistake about it, “Close Friends,” as a video or standalone track does not revolve around his friendship with Young Gunna, with whom he credits with the development of his craft, but a lopsided friendship turned romantic – see for yourself.
In the “Close Friends” video, Lil Baby flies his romantic interest to the faraway shores of the Riviera, where a table d’hote dinner arrangement awaits them on fine linen. But in a true realist fashion, Lil Baby creates a three-dimensional account of his torrid love affair, with fields of negative energy mixed into what was meant to be a fairy tale situation.
If you’re looking for a little Valentine’s Dayinspo look elsewhere, because none of the staged events in the “Close Friends” come close to fitting in a Regular Joe’s fiscal budget. Otherwise, enjoy the visuals! Lil Baby is set to embark on the New Generation Tour with Blueface, City Girls, Jordan Hollywood, Rylo Rodriguez, 42 Dugg, and Marlo, starting on March 13 in Houston, Texas.