video premiere: new york jazz-pop band tubafresh gets groovy in playful “casper connect”

July 12, 2017

New York-based jazz-pop band tubafresh (all lower case) was only formed late last year, but they are already making waves. Led by sousaphonist Chanell Crichlow, the band’s latest song “Casper Connect” is a playful instrumental carried by a persistent wave of synth melody, percussion, and horns. The video for the upbeat jam follows the band’s performance under a technicolor matte that gives the visuals just as much life as the music.

“Casper Connect is about letting go of all the guilt, the expectations of being an artist, of being a woman, of being a queer black kid of a single mom,” says Crichlow. “It’s about taking all that pressure, releasing it and creating your own images of empowerment.”

“Casper Connect” is the first track off the band’s debut EP, anticipated for release in December 2017. Check out the video above!

Song Credits:

Music by Chanell Crichlow
Mixed by Todd Schied
Mastered by Don Godwin
Chanell Crichlow – Keys, Guitar, Flugabone
Bryan Walters – Trumpet
Norman Edwards – Drums

Video Credits:

Filmed by Wonderkind

Photo Credit: King Texas
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