A.CHAL Has a Haunting Desert Encounter With La Virgen in the “To the Light” Video

Welcome to GAZI established A.CHAL (aka Alejandro Chal) as the LA breakdown prince, an artist who seems to have found inspiration for dark, space-age R&B at what some would call the bottom of the barrel. His new video for “To The Light” — the first track he’s released post GAZI, a cleansing, urgent tale of enlightenment — holds true to form. The video gives us documentation of a playboy’s gonzo trip south, another wild ride that culminates in divine, fiery inspiration.

The clip features a frenzied scene in a hotel room, floral offerings, a desert awakening, and a haunting encounter with La Virgen, at times a good indicator that artists are finding ways to rework their Latinx roots. That could be the case here — as the Peruvian-born Chal recently told Billboard:

“I got a glimpse of my Latin fanbase when I started doing shows, which is something that I’m still fairly new at. But that’s when I got inspiration and motivation to do something for them because they are such heavy supporters. But I don’t just think about them. I don’t think about any race when I create. I just think about people who are going through something that maybe I’m going through.”

Watch the clip above.