Winning a legion of fans with his honest, hooky, and emotional songwriting, Vancouver’s SonReal is a major talent. Paying tribute to his father, who passed away while SonReal was away on tour in 2016, SonReal shares the video “My Friend,” a sparely elegant ballad. Produced by Charlie Handsome(Kanye West, Young Thug) and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, “My Friend” is a loving portrait of SonReal’s relationship with his father–who was the most important person in SonReal’s life until he died. In the heart-wrenching video, premiered by VIBE, SonReal slings an acoustic guitar in the rural British Columbia area where he grew up with his father, taking refuge in an unfinished house with a portrait of his father on the wall. Last week, the audio for “My Friend” premiered on Beats 1 Radio with Zane Lowe, who praised the song calling it “A piece of music that had to be made…it’s one of those songs that become things that you add to your playlist or collection and stay with you for the rest of your life.” A heartfelt and sincere ballad, “My Friend” is a deeply personal and affecting song by SonReal and a reminder for everyone to hold close to the ones you love.