WATCH VIA VICE NOISEY HERE: https://bit.ly/2PP5Gfc
AND ON YOUTUBE HERE: https://youtu.be/dJobkImCpkQ
Today, Shad has unveiled the latest video from his upcoming hip-hop saga ‘A Short Story About A War’ (Oct 26/Secret City). “The Fool Pt. 3 (Frame of Mind)” is a hypnotic track produced by Kaytranada. The video, directed by Justin Broadbent, is inspired by the classical art form of the diptych, which often contained a painting of a living person next to one of someone who had died. Through highlighting dichotomies between night and day, death and life, war and peace in this song, Shad shows us that which we choose to see is just a product of perspective, or “frame of mind. ”
Watch the “The Fool Pt. 3(Frame of Mind)” video via Vice Noisey here: https://bit.ly/2PP5Gfc
“the kind of challenging record we deserve…Shad is going for a Romantic-era level epic” – NOISEY
and on YouTube: https://youtu.be/dJobkImCpkQ
Says Shad, “This song is about peace. Freedom. It's meant to be kind of meditative. In the context of the album, it's the last appearance by The Fool character as the record starts to wind down. ‘Frame Of Mind’ reflects on the album's major themes -- violence and peace -- and finds their root in our inner world.”
‘A Short Story About A War’ is a truly epic concept album with its own rich mythology – it takes place in a dystopian desert world of Shad’s own creation, where warring factions of Snipers and Revolutionaries and Stone Throwers clash. Featuring contributions from Kaytranada, 2oolman of A Tribe Called Red, Lido Pimienta, Yukon Blonde, Ian Kamau, Eternia, DJ T Lo, and more, ‘A Short Story About A War’ is a menacing, uplifting allegory that tackles the major issues facing our society.
Watch the video for first single “The Fool Pt. 1 (Get It, Got It, Good)” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVHv6Z_UhKo
Shad will also head out on a North American tour in November and December, including a shows at NYC’s Knitting Factory (Nov 15) and LA’s Moroccan Lounge (Dec 8). Full dates below, and more will be announced soon.
In addition to being short-listed for the Polaris Music Prize for 3 of his full length records and a JUNO Award win for rap album of the year in 2011, Shad is also known for hosting the Netflix Original Hip-Hop Evolution docu-series, which won an Emmy and Peabody award, and is a former host of CBC Radio’s flagship arts & culture program ‘q’.
Pre-order and Pre-Save ‘A Short Story About A War’ to your music library here: http://smarturl.it/AShortStoryAboutAWar
November 1 - Waterloo, ON @ Starlite
November 2 - London, ON @ Rum Runners
November 9 - St. Catharines, ON @ FirstOntario PAC
November 10 - Hamilton, ON @ Casbah
November 15 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
November 16 - Washington, DC @ DC9
November 17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle
November 22 - Ottawa, ON @ 27 Club
November 23 - Montreal, QC @ Le Ministére
November 24 - Quebec City, QC @ L'Anti
December 4 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
December 5- Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
December 7 - San Francisco, CA @ Café du Nord
December 8 - Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan
December 14 - Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall
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