UPDATE: Fantasia's 'Sleeping With The One I Love' Video Premiere After BET Awards [WATCH]
The second single released from Fantasia's Definition of... album is out, and it left fans anxiously awaiting the world premiere of the video, "Sleeping With The One I Love," which was released on Sunday after the 2016 BET Awards.
The fifth studio album of R&B recording artist Fantasia (Barrino) is slated for a July release, and it sets the tone for what's to come on the new project with the lead single, "No Time for It."
The third-season winner of American Idol had fans anxiously awaiting the release of the music video to accompany the album's second release, a bluesy tempoed track titled "Sleeping with the One I Love," where the North Carolina native tells the story of a woman in search of love, but she seems to find it with the wrong type of men.
"Because the one I'm with is good to me but he just ain't good enough" are some of the lyrics featured in the mid-tempo track which was featured as a video premiere on Sunday, June 26 at the conclusion of the 2016 BET Awards, as shared on the Fantasia Facebook page.
As the follow-up to her 2013 album, Side Effects of You, Definition Of... will be available on July 29, released by RCA Records and 19 Recordings. The album's first release, "No Time for It," was a hit on Urban AC radio stations, as noted by WHUR, and spoke to the new space and place the 31-year-old is currently in, after finding the right kind of love.
"Sleeping with the One I Love" further elaborates on her new-found love, and appreciation for the right kind of love. During her interview on WHUR, she detailed how this song expresses how grateful she is for her new relationship.
"My song talks about all the bad relationships but I'm grateful for going through them," Fantasia expressed. "If I didn't, I wouldn't know what the good is. I'm thankful for those relationships because I know how to treat him and cherish what I have now."
Though Barrino values her new love, the concept behind the second single is mostly about finding yourself and learning to love yourself first. As explained in her live Majic 107.5 interview, "... I decided I was going to be in a relationship with myself and learn how to love myself again ... plus learn how to let go the other relationships. ...You can't go into something good, until you let go of all the bad stuff..."
Barrino plans to elaborate on that concept through the music video where she will tell the stories of three fictional women: Brenda, Pauletta and Rox, who have all struggled in love, as captioned on her Instagram page.
Meet BRENDA, the church girl. She totes her bible in one hand and a mean left hook in the other. Watch how Miss Saved and Sanctified reacts when she catches another inmate with her man. #SleepingWithTheOneILove premieres Sunday.#BETAwards #TheDefinitionOf
A photo posted by Fantasia (@tasiasword) on Jun 24, 2016 at 11:14am PDT
Meet PAULETTA, the diva. All those fancy diamonds couldn't save her from ending up on the cell block. She always takes what she wants but will she pay the ultimate price? Find out Sunday when #SleepingWithTheOneILove premieres. #BETAwards #TheDefinitionOf A photo posted by Fantasia (@tasiasword) on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:00pm PDT
Meet ROX, the rebel. She snapped on her man and now she's serving the time. But did the crooked system set her up for another crime she didn't commit? Watch her story unfold when #SleepingWithTheOneILove premieres Sunday. #BETAwards #TheDefinitionOf
A photo posted by Fantasia (@tasiasword) on Jun 22, 2016 at 11:00am PDT
Did you watch the world premiere of "Sleeping With The One I Love" on Sunday, June 26, after the BET Awards?