Toronto trio, Keys N Krates teamed up with fellow Canadian and Grammy-nominated vocalist Tory Lanez for latest video off their debut album Cura, entitled "Music To My Ears". This track is a classic homage to R&B with a funky electronic twist. This is bound to be summer hit with the dynamic strings and reverberant bass providing a bouncy background for Lanez's uplifting hook.
The visual takes us on a journey of Puppet Tory Lanez has he tries and juggle being a player with the multiple human ladies he rolls around with. Clearly, we took a wrong turn from Sesame Street. Keys N Krates, composed of drummer Adam Tune, keyboardist David Matisse, and turntablist Jr. Flo, are also in puppet form performing the soundtrack for Puppet Lanez scandalous antics.
You can't help but smile watching these four minis bop around the screen to this catchy hit.
“This has gotta be my favourite track off the new album. With packed schedules and tour dates, the band had the idea of doing something with puppets for this video which I was pumped about,” says director Nathan Boey. “I love the idea of mixing realities with humans and anything non-human, and our puppet maker Dusty, really killed it with these ones. We tried to keep the tone somewhat grounded although when you're dealing with 3 ft. humanoids, humour emerges and things kinda take on a life of their own.”
The new video follows their recent visual for “My Night” featuring 070 Shake and arrives on the heels of extensive touring with the release of the debut album.
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With Cura, you can hear the experience Keys N Krates have garnered over their decade-long career. They used this album as a way to evolve from revered instrumental beat-makers into sophisticated songwriters and producers.
This reinvention is an exciting step, and we can't wait to see where Keys N Krates will end up next!
In the meantime, don't forget to check them out while on tour:
6/27 - Toronto, ON @ Yonge-Dundas Square
6/30 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (DJ Set)
7/6 - Calgary, AB @ Palace Theatre
7/8 - Ottawa, ON @ RBC Bluesfest
7/12 - Dour, BEL @ Dour Festival
7/15 - Bronx, NY @ The Greatest Day Ever
7/20 - Victoria, BC @ The Phillips Backyard Weekender
7/27 - Kelowna, BC @ Center of Gravity
HEAR: Cura - http://smarturl.it/knk-cura
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