Flaunt Premiere | KingJet's "Tan Lines"

by Kyle Huewe

“Summer love will fade like tan lines.”

But that shouldn’t stop us from having fun, right? We see just that in KingJet’s music video for his newest single, “Tan Lines,” released last November. The video seems to capitalize on an increasingly accepted facet of love: the casual relationship. It shows KingJet flinging with two women, parading down the beach, making love, everyone all smiles regarding this love-triangle scenario.

KingJet, christened Kendrick Nicholls, first made a name for himself wearing the hat of producer, working with a wide array of talent from the late Mac Miller to Vic Mensa, Duckwrth, and Far East Movement. His first solo EP, Travel, is set to drop in January.

The videography of “Tan Lines” plays with a variety of interesting techniques that transcend flesh. KingJet becomes a bottle of sun tan lotion, a beach ball, and we often see his interactions with these women through a first-person lens. The video again plays with effects, causing static frame to frame like an old school toy camera.

The entire thing feels ‘60s-era beach romance B-movie, KingJet at the helm with his prominent lyricism and provocative, love-stricken voice. Catch the video below, as well as the tracklist for KingJet’s upcoming EP.

Travel Tracklist:

  1. Bulma & Chi Chi

  2. Dead Bodies

  3. Tan Lines

  4. Zone

  5. Tell Me

  6. Ghost

BTS photo by Out Here Visuals