afropunk premiere: check out the stunning visuals to corey king’s ‘ibaraki’ #soundcheck

September 12, 2016

Corey King’s got style to spare. Between the laid back indie soul of the music and the washed out imagery, “Ibaraki” is absolutely irresistible. He croons in a stunning falsetto over a beat that would make Philip Selway beg for mercy, while dissonant guitars haunt the margins of the song. The track is from his recently released Lashes, available via Bandcamp and iTunes.

By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK contributor

Directed and edited by Ryosuke Tanzawa
Filmed by Victor Michael

King explains: 

Ibaraki was written in my hotel on a Japan tour. I was amazed at this area’s resilience after the natural disaster that happened in 2011, which inspired me to write something for all those who have suffered in this way.