Love’s 2013 hit, “They Don’t Know,” set the bar high and 2016 has now brought us a first-taste of the upcoming project.
I got to talk to Love about the upcoming album and latest track “Please,” where he explained the inspiration behind the song via his Instagram.
I wrote “Please” from the perspective a man who just got locked up and this is the first phone call he makes to the woman he loves. She’s fed up with his life style and now she’s ready to move on because she can’t love man behind bars. These are the type of scenarios I envision when I write songs. What goes through the minds of everyday ppl? How do they honestly react ? Or better yet how do you they honestly FEEL inwardly, contrary to how they may “reACT” outwardly! Thanks again to @kingpush for not being afraid of the subject and for attacking the verse in such a clever way. I just wanna make music. I hope there are some ppl who want to hear it. #Veronica is gonna be special. It’s gonna talk about the effects that sex can have on us. How it screws w/ our minds. I hope you guys can grow to love me as much i love the music and the ppl….. Click the link in my bio #TTLO
Do you have a release date yet?
I think I’ve made a lot of great music that I feel not a lot of people have heard. I want to get to the point where millions of people can be affected by it whether they buy it or illegally download it (laughs) I just wanna make sure the people can have access to the music and are aware that it’s out so I want to make sure I have a creative way in doing that before I put the project out.
Dear Aspiring Writers, please do NOT give up. One song can change your entire life ….. #TTLO
— Rico Love (@IamRicoLove) January 19, 2016
You do speak a lot on positivity and self-love. Do you consider yourself an inspirational figure?
I don’t consider myself none of that. I always wanna inspire. I’ve always had the desire to uplift and inspire others. I’m very much flawed but I do know what’s right and what’s wrong. What I wanna do is make sure I can give inspiration because that’s what people need. Like today, I saw a person had Rico Love quotes on Twitter from 2009 to now and it was ridiculous reading back on all the things I said and today was a day I really needed to see that.
Rico Love says “Please” isn’t considered the project’s official single, but instead a way to start the conversation. Check out “Please” right here.