Singer and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Flammia last week Friday proudly delivered the second visual from his forthcoming Sounds Music Group/Republic Records debut F.L.A.M.M. The clip for "Pieces," which premiered via Afropunk, finds the newcomer soulfully singing his way through the ups, downs, twists and turns of a failing relationship from the vantage point of a therapist's couch. The setting not only serves to de-stigmatize therapy and conversations about mental health for young men of color; but also hints at the therapeutic role the project F.L.A.M.M. has come to serve in the singer's life.
"I've experienced both the beauty of love and the devastation of heartbreak" says the Yonkers, NY native, "how it can make us feel whole or shattered. This song really captures the confusion of not wanting to lose a relationship but feeling ripped into pieces by remaining in it."
The Redhouse Visuals-directed video comes just two months since the release of "Pieces," which has already garnered over 200k streams on Spotify. Prior to this, Anthony Flammia introduced fans to F.L.A.M.M. (Find Love And Make Music) with the single "Top of My Lungs." (Listen here)
During a recent intimate performance for New York City media and tastemakers, Flammia explained the connection between the two songs. "'Top Of My Lungs' is like that moment when you start to realize that the relationship isn't working," he said. "On the other hand, 'Pieces' captures the feeling of knowing it's over and there's nothing you can do to bring it back. My hope is that singing about my life, my heartbreak, what I went through, will help someone deal with the same situation.
"But ultimately," he continues, "you have to be able to find the answer within yourself. I think that's the takeaway from the 'Pieces' video."
See the new video below.
About Anthony Flammia:
A few years ago, Anthony Flammia inked his biggest goal on his mom’s basement wall. Simply put, he wanted to create a song that would “have the whole world dancing and smiling.” Then came his first viral hit, 2016's “So Real" which started out as a 6-second Vine clip. The song’s success opened the singer’s eyes to the impact his music could have and set him on a path to sign to Republic Records in 2018 and begin working on his debut release of F.L.A.M.M., set for Spring 2019. Flammia is more than a soul/funk singer and multi-instrumentalist. He’s also produced and featured on songs for Flatbush Zombies (“A Spike Lee Joint” & “Trapped), Tekashi69 (“Gotti,” “93” & “Chocolate”) and opened for artists such as Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz. In addition, he recently toured with New York duo Brasstracks, creating the song “Everything I’ve Got” from their newest EP Before We Go, a pairing that effortlessly mixes Flammia’s passion for both soul and hip-hop.