If you were to name an artist or band you think has been slept on for unjustifiably long, who would it be? Among the first names on my list would be KING, that all-female pop trio who none other than the late Prince thought so highly of, he invited them to his personal studio. Piano god Robert Glasper thought highly enough of Amber and Paris Strother and Anita Bias to award them a feature in the first of his Black Radio albums. Mick Jenkins couldn’t resist sampling their lush ballad ‘Supernatural’ in ‘The Water[s]’. Yet somehow KING are still not on the lips and ears of most music lovers. Should be right up there with why the chicken crossed the road and the rest of the world’s greatest mysteries. Well, at least they were among the nominees for the 2017 Grammy Awards.
Anyway, if you’re not in the know, that fab trio released its first ever full-length album, ‘We Are King‘, back in February. The Grammy honchos thought enough of the record to shortlist it for Best Urban Contemporary Album. If it were up to me I’d make those 12 songs required listening for everyone. Sorry, I digress. Where was I? Yeah, not long after quietly unveiling We Are King, the ladies posted the first visual from the album; the one for ‘Carry On‘. It was an engaging cartoon characterized by a string of mysteriously interconnected images which blended in fluidly with the song.
The second video from the album continues the animation trend though this time the illustrations have been done by Frenchman David Devaux. You will agree that he does a sterling job of bringing out the emotions that occupy our hearts after ending a relationship, before getting into another one. Check out the video below keep an eye out for this L.A. outfit’s next move.
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