It’s been over a decade since Neo-soul singer Bilal first hit the music scene and blessed us with songs like “Soul Sista” and “Is This Love.”

The Philadelphia native is now preparing to release his fourth studio album and he stopped by to talk about his creative process and inspiration for his new project.

He describes A Love Surreal, which drops on February 12, as a visual art piece. “We wanted to create something that you could listen to but actually see things visually,” he said. 

Check out the video above to find out what fascinates him most about love and why he says Valentine’s Day week is the perfect time of the album’s release.