Austin American-Statesman premieres: ‘Too Low to Get High’ Official Music Video

austin statesman
Nov 21 2017

Austin American-Statesman premieres: ‘Too Low to Get High’ Official Music Video

Watch Video: https://youtu.be/5wGU7GqtcK0

 

Soulful artist Kalu James came to the United States from Nigeria when he was 18. Now, at 35, he’s been a fixture on the Austin music scene for well over a decade, both as a solo artist and with his new project Kalu & the Electric Joint.

The Electric Joint pairs James with guitarist Jonathan “J.T.” Holt and drummer John Speice. They honed their musical vision in a three-year residency at the Continental Gallery and have a new album “Time Undone” due out on Dec. 8. It fuses elements of gutsy blues rock, hip-hop and psychedelic fuzz into what they call a “boogie-down blend of ethno-funk and neo-soul.”

The first single, “Too Low to Get High” is a simmering slow burner of a breakup song that covers the rollercoaster of emotion unleashed when a relationship ends.

“‘First there’s the sadness/grief, then the need to pull yourself back up again, and finally the reflection of the whole saga which is a mixed bag of acceptance of fault and the longing of what was,” James said.

 

 

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