Portland's King Yosef has teamed up with LA's Youth Code on a forthcoming collaborative album. The first single from that album is not going to be for everybody. "Burner" is intense. The group of artists have created a truly unique sound that blends industrial and metal with hip hop. Think of if "Jesus Built My Hotrod" was a collaboration between Ministry and Ice T instead of Gibby Haynes. Based on that description, you already know if you want to hear it or not. Lots of you will have no interest in this one, and that's perfectly fine. For others, "Burner" will be a revelation.
Sara Tyler of Youth Code explains the song and video:
"The video for 'Burner' puts into perspective the duality of our everyday personas dissected into light and shadow. The constant state of monotony and struggle can lead us to a breaking point within ourselves, and to a path where we might not realize that the actual problem needing to be addressed is us as humans instead of what surrounds us. Is it nature or nurture? What if we are simply being challenged by something we can't actually see? This song's lyrics and visuals are a testament of challenge, and we hope you enjoy them."
You can watch the video for "Burner" below. A Skeleton Key in the Doors of Depression will be out March 9. You can find more about Youth Code on their Twitter. For more on King Yosef, check out the artist's Twitter.