k-os To Sit In With The Roots On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon On April 23 (US CD Release Date)
On April 23, Canadian hip-hop artist k-os will make a special guest appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to celebrate the double album BLack On BLonde (out now digitally, available physically on April 23 - via Crown Loyalist/Nettwerk Records in the US).
k-os joins an eclectic pantheon of musicians who have sat in with The Roots, including Justin Vernon, Cee Lo Green, John Mayer, Itzhak Perlman, Adam Levine, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Zakk Wylde, John Mayer, “Weird Al” Yankovich, Michael Bolton and everyone’s favorite rambunctious muppet Animal.
Double album BLack On BLonde is a cohesive collection of two records; one of rock tunes and the other of old-school hip hop jams. As such, the album features collaborations from a varied array of guests, including Black Thought (The Roots), Travie McCoy (Gym Class Heroes), Emily Haines (Metric), Corey Hart, Sebastien Grainger (Death From Above 1979), Juno Award-winning Canadian rock singer/songwriter Sam Roberts and many others. Always innovative, provocative and fearless, k-os showcases his versatility by singing and playing drums, guitar and bass throughout the album.
Listen to selections from the album after the jump.
Recorded at Hayden Christensen’s deserted Laurel Canyon mansion, BLack on BLonde is the most personal and revealing album of his career. “My friends say this is the record I’ve been waiting my whole life to make, there’s a confidence now,” says k-os. “People don’t generally want to take things too far. And I felt trapped by my birth into the music industry as a hippy or folk hip-hop singer; I’m over that feeling. It was time to delve deep and write an album (or two) that truly reflects all facets of myself. This album is a celebration of that.”
The multi-talented and twice-Platinum k-os has toured with Drake, won a Source Award, multiple Juno and Much Music Video Awards (with a staggering combined 34 nominations!), and is Grammy-nominated for his collaboration with The Chemical Brothers on their single “Get Yourself High.”
In the coming weeks, stay tuned for information.
1. Like A Comet (We Rollin’) feat. Corey Hart
2. Diamond Sky
3. NYCE 2 Know Ya
4. C.L.A. feat. Travis McCoy
5. Nobody Else
6. One Time feat. Haines Vox
7. Mojo On
8. Try Again feat. Black Thought
10. Spraying My Pen feat. Saukrates and Shad
1. The Dog Is Mine
2. Don’t Touch feat. Sam Roberts
3. Alone In My Car
4. Put Down Your Phone!
5. Billy Bragg Winners feat. Jay Malinowski
6. Surf’s Up feat. Sebastien Grainger
7. Play This Game
8. Wonder Woman (As My Guitar Gently Streets)
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