Yesterday, unusual musical duo Smokey Joe & The Kid released their newest EP, Smokid Inc. The second track, Somehow, features US ‘puppetmaster’ Blake Worrell, former member of German funk/rap band Puppetmastaz, who also makes an appearance on the two other non-instrumental songs off the release. Smokey Joe (Matthieu Perrein) and The Kid (Hugo Sanchez) were both child prodigies and have been gracing stages around France and Europe since the release of their debut album in 2013.
The trippy video accompanies a sounds that meets the midpoint of early ’20s music and rap, with a faint echo of Eminem’s We Made You filtering through. A buzzing psychedelic feel is helped none by the hypnotic and taunting chorus that seems to mock sanity and is mirrored in the haunting video. It’s compelling, yes, but it’s equally disorientating.
Check out the video for Somehow below.