On Wednesday (June 21), Gunna unveiled an introspective new video for “alright,” pulled from his recent album, a Gift & a Curse. The song portrays the rapper’s resilience in the face of harsh accusations and public scrutiny that have recently marred his image.
Having been released from incarceration on a plea deal after three unsuccessful bail attempts, the Atlanta musician has grappled with his tarnished reputation. Still, he maintains a defiantly hopeful outlook in the latest record, addressing the pain of his situation and unwavering hope for better days.
“All I feel is pain, but it’s gonna be alright. Dirt all on my name, say I’m wrong and I ain’t right,” he raps in the chorus. Later in the verse, Wunna states, “They let me out the chains on a suspended sentence. I didn’t learn my lesson about payin’ attention. It don’t feel like a blessin’, tell God I’m repentin’.”
His lyrics echo in the desolate set of the visuals, which seems to symbolize the artist’s isolation amid the turmoil. As he reflects on his current plight, he finds solace in the promise of brighter days ahead, a recurrent theme in the song.