Music Video: Kaioyote - Ghosts
Conjuring an intriguingly soulful mysticism when paired with noir-hued visuals from director Victoria Kovios, and immediately from the woe betide opening invocation, the melancholic gravitas of newcomer Kaioyote's debut, K-Rucka-produced single, 'Ghosts', fairly smolders with a brooding, heart-sick confessional anguish as her morosely smoky vocal spins a forlorn tale of haunted memories, spectral fears and hoped for redemption over a skeletons-in-the-closet rattling percussive thump, bluesy, musing guitar and menacing bassline hum that marks her out as an utterly compelling new presence on the music scene with her potent brand of hip-hop'n'blues-infused soulfulness.
Eclectically inspired, and multi-talented - she plays the guitar, piano, ukulele, mandolin, ukulele, drums, and bass guitar - the Montana bred singer was raised on Motown, soul, country and blues, and moved to Los Angeles when she was ten, broadening her influences to include punk, hip-hop and reggae, before coming full circle to focus on honing her craft as a soul singer. With her artistic vision also extending to the visual realm, she says 'I am also a visual artist (abstract and surreal painting/drawing and conceptual sculpture work); because of this, I have a hand in all of my own artistic direction. My concepts all come from me. My work is definitely a bigger "art picture", its not just about the music for me; the art runs deep into every aspect of what I do'.
Currently working on her debut album at Black Wax Creative in New York City, due out this spring, Kaioyote will be appearing at SXSW on March 20th at South by San Jose.