Ryan Leslie – The Wonderful Ones (Video Premiere)
Veteran record producer Ryan Leslie resurfaces with a fresh new offering ‘The Wonderful Ones’ and its accompanying visual, part of his ‘MZRT’ lifetime album concept.
The criminally underrated music producer Ryan Leslie, who helmed hits such as Cassie’s ‘Me & U’, returns with ‘The Wonderful Ones’ which he wrote, produced, arranged, performed and played all instruments in a single night this past month. The track is a grandiose toast to the good life, “Shining when I’m smiling it’s the history I created / Living like a boss’ll make these haters aggravated”, Leslie spits over the airily brisk production flexing his rapping/crooning hybridity.
“The song celebrates the lifestyle and independence that being ‘SuperPhone-powered’ has afforded me,” Leslie told Billboard recently in an interview, “The lyric ‘So we reign in the sun and our good times are second to none’ echoes the sentiment that freedom — to travel, to create, to be expressive without compromise — yields priceless experiences and inspires romance.”
The accompanying music video was shot in the Panorama Villa, the latest addition to Jamaica’s scenic Geejam Studios and features Ryan Leslie and Victoria’s Secret model Daniela Braga as they enjoy the lavish lifestyle in Port Antonio. The video was directed and edited by Leslie with cinematography by Mylez “Myvision100” McBange, watch below: