As U Were, the new album from Bay Area rapper Lyrics Born (out October 26) boasts a diverse set of guests appearances including Francis and the Lights (one of SPIN’s picks for CMJ), underground hip-hop legend Gift of Gab, Aussie singer-songwriter Sam Sparro, and many more. To hold fans over until then, we’re premiering the sleek video for the album’s lead single “Lies x 3.” Check it out below.
The clip takes on the style of a ’60s detective movie, with Lyrics Born slowly unraveling the details of a lover’s deceit amid a backdrop of gyrating go-go dancers and kitschy effects like circle wipes and stylized, block-color overlays. The visuals pop, painting the MC as a one slick customer, while the track proves his genre-bending talents.
To support As U Were, Lyrics Born will hit the road with Chali 2na of Jurassic 5 and Rakaa of Dilated Peoples. Check out the dates below.
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Lyrics Born Tour Dates:
10/19, Fullerton, CA (Commonwealth)
?10/20, Solana Beach, CA (Belly Up Tavern)
?10/21, Hollywood, CA (The Roxy)
?10/22, San Francisco, CA (The Independent)
?10/2, Crystal Bay, NV (Crown Room)
10/26, Salt Lake City, UT (The State Room)
10/27, Boise, ID (Reef)
10/28, Ketchum, ID (Whiskey Jacques)
10/29, Victor, ID (Knotty Pine)
?10/30, Bozeman, MT (Emerson Cultural Center)
10/31, Missoula, MT (The Top Hat)
11/3, Seattle, WA (Neumos)
11/4, Vancouver, BC (The Biltmore Cabaret)
11/5, Portland, OR (Dante’s)
11/6, Eureka, CA (The Red Fox Tavern)