November 25, 2022

Origins is our recurring sequence that offers artists an area to interrupt down every thing that went into their newest launch. At the moment, Hundred Watt Coronary heart breaks down his monitor “Over The Ocean,” in addition to the tune’s music video.


The Roots’ legendary guitarist Captain Kirk Douglas, who performs solo as Hundred Watt Coronary heart, has launched a music video for the monitor “Over The Ocean,” premiering solely on Consequence Tuesday (November fifteenth). The tune, which seems on his newest album New Unknown, includes an emphatic wave of heavy riffs and impassioned vocals that function a catharsis for the artist amid a somber time.

“The tune itself was only a commentary on the place I used to be at round fall of 2020,” Douglas tells Consequence. “We had been nonetheless within the throes of lockdown and the environment on-line felt sort of hostile. It felt like folks wanted to pause and observe the ‘whys’ behind their feelings earlier than simply spewing their vitriol to strangers. Anyhow, I simply needed to get away from what I felt I used to be drowning in. Music helped with that.”

Douglas is joined on the monitor by percussionist Ricc Sheridan and bassist April Kae. In keeping with Douglas, working with the latter of the 2 got here from a pseudo-epiphany from Instagram after “[Kae’s] reels saved popping up on my [Instagram] web page. So I took it as an indication.”

The 2 accompany Douglas within the music video, which is about in a yard on a brilliant day, contrasting with the locale that “Over The Ocean” was produced in: the basement of the house he grew up in. “It suggests the antithesis of being indoors on-line,” he says. “I get the irony of the truth that so as so that you can see this you might want to be indoors with good WiFi. My level is steadiness is vital.”

Take a look at the video for “Over The Ocean” under, in addition to Douglas’s breakdown of the video and tune’s Origins.


The Pandemic:

The tune itself was only a commentary on the place I used to be at round fall of 2020. We had been nonetheless within the throes of lockdown and the environment on-line felt kinda hostile. It felt like folks wanted to pause and observe the ‘whys’ behind their feelings earlier than simply spewing their vitriol to strangers. Anyhow, I simply needed to get away from what I felt I used to be drowning in. Music helped with that.

Touring with The Roots:

The tune was born out of a riff I got here up with whereas on tour with The Roots. Hundred Watt Coronary heart is basically only a shelter for my homeless guitar riffs.

His Hometown:

It was recorded within the basement of the home I grew up in the place my mother nonetheless lives. I needed the video to be exterior within the yard to stick with the homegrown theme. It suggests the antithesis of being indoors on-line. I get the irony of the truth that so as so that you can see this you might want to be indoors with good WiFi. My level is steadiness is vital.

Collaboration:

It gave the chance for drummer Ricc Sheridan and I to jam with April Kae on bass. Her reels saved popping up on my [Instagram] web page. So I took it as an indication.

Household:

One other massive motivation to do the video was to get my son to shoot and edit it. He’s 17 and makes hip-hop movies for himself and his associates. It was sort of an excuse to spend time and do one thing enjoyable collectively. We even bought my mother concerned. It’s additionally simply loopy that I helped to make the person who shot my video.

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