Previously known as Safakash, Afta Hill is an R&B singer/songwriter from Richmond Hill, Ontario. Through a fusion of both old school R&B and new school pop music, Hill channels a dark and mystifying aura through contemplative lyricism and abstract thought. He arrives on the scene with the release of his debut EP “Ace”, alongside a music video for “336 Love N Other”.
The raw R&B sound, accompanied with hard hitting bass traps the listener in entrancing melodies and unapologetic lyrics. Hill’s staple of dynamic flow and cunning lyricism develops into a well constructed sound that is displayed on “Ace”.
Director Liam Higgins encapsulates the struggle of maintaining a long distance relationship, filled with both combating hedonistic desires and all the motions of a fading romance. Afta Hill showcases both his daunting ego, and his true vulnerability as he becomes disengaged throughout the course of the story. “This whole project, like the theme, is really coming-of-age,” Higgins says. “This video was about showcasing that cold truth you receive when becoming disconnected from those you trust – even when sometimes it’s yourself.”
For Hill, music is his therapy, and “Ace” signifies his willingness to dive into the topics music helped him overcome.