‘Listenin’ is the work of an artist who knows exactly what they are doing.
Reggie Becton takes a deep dive into the emotional complexities that come with male expression in society today on his new track.
Inspired by the sounds of Aaliyah Reggie gives us THE perfect R&B track as he gives a personal perspective on masculinity and the normalization of toxic love and relationships.
Speaking about the track, Reggie said:
“At its core, ‘Listenin’’ is about a yearning for someone you know isn’t really good for your being. It serves as one last call to a lover to see if they’re ‘Listenin’” and if they understand that you are dying without them. It is about the end of a relationship that never really got off the ground, but it was still deeply felt,
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Reggie wrote ‘Listenin’’ after a conversation with his roommates on how “love just isn’t quite the same without a little toxic behavior.”
He delves into why toxic love is both addicting and sometimes unavoidable in modern-day relationships.
“Shows like Love and Hip Hop have normalized the idea that you have to go through constant struggles such as cheating or not fully committing, to be involved with someone you have feelings for, and this song serves as a reflection of that; while we all long for the type of relationship that’s healthy and whole, there is still apart of us that longs for the drama of a toxic relationship/situationship. We all want to experience an ‘Issa and Laurence type love.
That we do.
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