KEEMOSABE have shared a hilarious hijinks-packed video for their latest single, ‘Out of the City Pt. 2’.
The cheeky and immensly catchy alt-rock number is an early teaser from the Italian trio’s upcoming debut album ‘Look Closer’, set for release on 23rd October.
“The theme of evasion from the city undoubtedly reflects the life experiences for us as a band,” they explain. “We spent several years living between New York City and London before deciding to pack it all in and return to Italy, living in a small studio in the middle of the remote woods of Lake Maggiore. It was a meditative experience and it cleared our heads and allowed us to create music and to live communally away from the hustle and bustle of city living.”
Of the ambitious new full-length, they add: “This album is the result of four years of experiences, travels around the world and unforgettable moments that happened thanks to the music that brought us together. We decided to take a broad spectrum of influences and combined it in a record that has different musical moments. The album is divided in three parts: Escape, Revelation, Comeback.
“‘Look Closer’ tells the story of a man who finds himself stuck in a life that does not belong to him. Everything he has ever done in his life was a compromise to please the requirements of the society he lives in but never to please himself. Therefore he decides to leave it all, to stop being a ‘9 to 5 machine of mediocrity’ and to take an unknown path that will lead him to the true meaning of life. This road is surrounded by deserts, rivers, storms and many other natural elements that become a metaphor for the human condition.
“Once he finds ‘the Valley’, a sort of eden in which he finally reaches a full understanding of human existence, even though he should be pleased with this revelation, he still needs something that can make him whole. He needs to share his happiness with his loved ones. So he takes a tortuous road back, returning to his everyday life but with a new revelation in his spirit, happiness, in the little things that he never paid attention to but now he is finally able to ‘look closer’ and understand it.”
Check out the video below.