Gary Clark Jr. this week premiered his video for “Numb,” one of our favorite tracks of his. Looks like when times aren’t so good with the girl, homeboy likes to drive out in the middle of nowhere and jam out.
Gary Clark Jr. aka the modern Jimi Hendrix to many is just totally swoon-worthy. Only this week, we’ve had a few friends randomly gush to us about just how dreamy the man is. Probably our favorite track off his Blak and Blu album and also its first single, “Numb,” was performed on Conan O’Brien earlier this week. And yes, he’s once again successfully given us heart palpitations and a case of the sweats.
Hear the studio version of “Numb.”
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This guy is so damn cool. First time we saw him was at SXSW 2012 when he buzzed about with his eleventy-billion showcases, murderating stage after stage. Hailed by the press as the second coming of Jimi Hendrix after wowing crowds for the last couple years going hard on the festival circuit, Gary Clark Jr. is that dude.
The newest single from his upcoming album, Blak and Blu, comes in the form of a distorted, gritty wonderland called “Numb” and carries a vocal style reminding us a bit of Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys fame. No going wrong with that, either.
The first single, “Ain’t Messin ‘Round,” was released in September and has a crispier, poppier, high energy vibe. The man boasts variety – go ‘head, boo.
Look for Blak and Blu on October 22, and in the meantime take a peek at Gary’s fashion spread in the August/September issue of Vibe, which happens to be shot by our editor, Seher Sikandar. Pretty rad!
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Tricky Meets South Rakkas Crew comes out today, a version excursion of ten tracks from Tricky‘s Knowle West Boy, where electro-dancehall collides with Tricky’s whispering ‘sprechgesang’ lyrical style to create a dancehall filler, radio killer, soundtrack thriller that seems to touch on all the happening urban sounds from around the globe. We’re talking hip-hop, reggae and rock inna dubstep dancehall style that’s left-of-center pop for the 21st century. As Tricky says: “We come in peace and leave you in pieces.”
Tricky Meets South Rakkas Crew – “Numb”