Kevin Gates returns to the mainstream music scene with new single “Push It”. It came with an announcement for I’m Him, his first album in over three years. The single dropped with a corresponding video, which shows Gates in astonishing new shape after losing over 100 pounds. It’s an empowering anthem centered around Kevin overcoming his trials and tribulations to become the successful man he is today. The track is brash, exciting, and catchy to help balance its serious message. You get a feeling of the fight and facing your own demons through Kevin. This concept is highlighted in the video.
In the video, we get a glimpse of Kevin’s inner turmoil: the temptation of going back to his old self versus becoming the Kevin we know today. This concept is cinematically captured in the video. It’s shot in style of the classic Rocky film where the artist’s character development is shown, highlighting his transition into manhood. The shots that alternate between him jogging and training shows how much work Kevin put into losing weight and getting his life together. Overall, “Push It” is a solid start for Kevin Gates in 2019. I’m Him is the follow-up to his 2016 platinum debut Islah and is set to be released later this year via Atlantic Records. On top of that, Kevin Gates released tour dates, which you can see below.
- Tue, July 23, Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
- Wed, July 24, Wichita, KS, Intrust Arena
- Fri, July 26, Lincoln, NE, Pinnacle Bank Arena
- Sat, July 27, Minneapolis, MN, Target Center
- Tue, July 30, Indianapolis, IN, Bankers Life Fieldhouse
- Wed, July 31, Charlottesville, VA, John Paul Jones Arena
Watch the new video, and let me know what you think.