Back in 2013, Atlanta-born and LA-based powerhouse Darla Beaux won our hearts with her debut single, “Rebel Soul,” a fun fusion track showing off her mature, distinct voice at just 15 years old. Now, four years later, she is reminding the world of her talent with “Trippin On Tears,” a slick, sultry R&B anthem. The music video for “Trippin On Tears” just dropped a few days ago, a gorgeous cinematic experience featuring Darla’s classic beauty in black-and-white frames and colored shots adorned with lavish details, mixed with scenes of dancer/model Devin Way offering a moving, mesmerizing choreography.
“Trippin On Tears” opens with a simple guitar strum over Darla’s low hum and harmony. Soon, thick booms of percussion join the arrangement and a breathy falsetto floats atop it. Suddenly, the track blooms with a burst of instrumental explosion as Darla delivers a soulful, aching vocal performance, harshly claiming “Baby, you’re a hazard to my health.” The song comes in at just under three minutes, but the unpredictable sonic switches and shimmering rhythms give it an unrivaled power. Between Darla’s nonchalantly delivered sermon on getting rid of toxic relationships and Devin’s in-your-face intensity during the dance scenes, the music video for “Trippin On Tears” is a captivating montage of contrast. The song itself is impeccably produced, a simmering R&B plea from a soul siren with talent far beyond her years. “Trippin On Tears” is hypnosis of the highest power and Darla Beaux has put a spell on us — but we’re not mad at all.