It’s been six months since Soca star Machel Montano & R&B diva Ashanti first introduced their Island-kissed hit, ‘The Road,’ to the masses, but now the duo are hoping to kiss the top of charts with the cut by introducing its long-awaited accompanying music video.
Having already topped iTunes charts across the globe upon its January release, ‘The Road’ – co-written by Ashanti, Montano, Jovan James and producer Travis World – took the duo on the road to Trinidad to film to shoot the clip.
“We made a conscious decision that we would shoot the video during the days of carnival at places that we would be, so the cameras just captured what was happening around us,” Machel explained. “You will see the colors, the cultural expression, the celebrations, and the diverse people involved in these activities and it looks like pure joy, unity, togetherness.”
Tapping the Toronto based Director X to lens the visual, look inside to see the magic Ashanti and Montano created:
The video above comes as Ashanti’s second foray with international sights and sounds in just two months. Her previous effort came as assistant to Nigerian star Willie X.O‘s ‘Early in the Morning,’ which saw its video filmed in Thailand.
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