k-os Streams New Album 'Can't Fly Without Gravity' on Consequence of Sound
Toronto legend k-os' insightful approach to music making has proven he is an artist with boundless limits, and certainly not one that appeases to fluctuating mainstream trends, in which his 2005 Grammy Nomination can attest. It's been 10 years since k-os' transformative sophomore release, Joyful Rebellion, and the artist has spent the past decade trying to explore the movement of hip-hop into infinite new possibilities. Now, k-os is proud to reveal his new album Can't Fly Without Gravity available now to stream on Consequence of Sound with a full release available September 4 via Dine Alone Records.
k-os Premieres Full Album Stream onConsequence of Sound
k-os has offered a taste of the new album with some previously released singles. "WiLD4TheNight (EgoLand)" explored k-os' indigenous roots while the next single, "Turn Me Loose", showed his shiny dance anthem side. With "Steel Sharpens Steel" following, the artist was able to showcase his punk side. Up next was "Crucify" and "Spaceship", a self-affirming track with spirited choruses and confessional verses that offer a glimpse of what youth was like for the hip-hop visionary and what lead him to music in the first place.
Can't Fly Without Gravity captures all of the different sides that make up k-os' musical DNA. It's an affirmation that "the forces which pull you down are simply put there to inspire you to rise above them" and promises to be a more stripped-down, holistic effort than its highly conceptual predecessor, Black on Blonde. However, the rock vs. rap dialectic at that album's core still guides k-os on a more philosophical level. It's not just a question of reconciling disparate musical styles, but of different workflow strategies. To be k-os in 2015 is to find the happy medium between hip-hop's penchant for rapid-fire releases and perpetual stylistic mutation with a more measured approach and timeless aspirations of rock n roll artists-all while engineering his music for a post-EDM pop landscape that has not only changed listener's tastes, but their very physiology. Welcome to the great beyond.
Track Listing for Can't Fly Without Gravity:
Dance In Yo Car
Hussle & Flow
Vous Deux (Denzel Washington)
Boyz II Men feat. Saukrates, Kardinal Offishall, Choclair, King Reign, and Shad
Turn Me Loose
Steel Sharpens Steel
Another Shot (A.S)