Today, the incomparable King Tuff has released “The Other,” his first new song in 4 years. Proof is right here in the form of a musical video.
“It’s a song about hitting rock bottom. I didn’t even know what I wanted to do anymore, but I still had this urge-this feeling-like there was this possibility of something else I could be doing… and then I just followed that possibility. To me, that’s what songwriting, and art in general, is about. You’re chasing something, there is something out there calling to you and you’re trying to get at it. ‘The Other’ is basically where songs come from. It’s the hidden world. It’s the mystery. It’s the invisible hand that guides you whenever you make something. It’s the thing I had to rediscover-the sort of voice I had to follow-to bring me back to making music again in a way that felt true and good.”
Of the Cameron Dutra-directed video, Kyle Thomas says “it is like the song itself - representing the uphill climb of creativity.”
[Photo Credit: Olivia Bee]