Singer-songwriter Ken Yates shares his fourth single, “Honest Light”

Canadian singer-songwriter Ken Yates releases his fourth single, “Honest Light”, today featuring Caroline Marie Brooks, a track that shines through Yates’ perfections and imperfections, along with his heartwarming video set in his peaceful hometown. Cerulean, Yates’ next full-length album, is due out June 3 and is available to pre-order now.

In addition to new music, Yates will be touring this summer across Ontario, Canada, as well as two dates in Michigan, and wraps up with a date in Londonderry, NH. Several dates feature artists like Jadea Kelly, Abigail Lapell, Jenny Berkel and Brian Dunne. Additionally, Yates has added new dates, as he will be supporting his recent collaborator Kathleen Edwards at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, Ontario on August 9, as well as a festival slot from July 15-17 at Home County Music and Art. Festival in London, Ontario. Grab tickets to see Yates and Edwards here, and check out the full Home County Festival lineup and learn more about admission here. Tickets for all shows this summer are now available here.

See also  Singer-Songwriter Selina Boland's Stage Name and Album Inspired by a Childhood Poem

Yates will also have an official showcase at the Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City, Missouri on Thursday, May 19 at 7:45 p.m. CT. Registration for the Folk Alliance 2022 event is available here.

“Honest Light” is a golden hour soundtrack – a perfect melody to watch the sun set as everything the light touches – perfections and imperfections – is illuminated in its glow. “There’s a certain type of light during ‘golden hour’ when the sun comes through your window and suddenly everything looks different,” Yates says. “You notice dust on your table, dirt on your floor, crumbs on your counter. I tried to capture this moment in the form of a song. doesn’t get better over time” and I kind of built the song slowly around that one line.” Yates adds that Brooks was on his album around the same time with frequent Yates collaborator and producer Jim Bryson and “graciously lent his lovely voice” to the track.

See also  Korean singer-songwriter LambC on the start of a new

The accompanying video for “Honest Light” marks the third recent collaboration between Yates and director Adam Cook, with Cook also crediting Yates’ previous two videos. Shot in Yates’ hometown of Collingwood, Ontario, Canada, the video takes viewers into the calm and serene world of Yates. The video, much like Yates’ previous work, exudes a special deep warmth that can be felt even on the coldest day in Ontario.

Between some great drone shots, some visual distortions, and playing with the lighting throughout, the video manages to elevate the track and cleverly demonstrate its significance. Describing the thinking behind the video, Yates says, “Our idea was to capture a dark versus light theme between the verses and the chorus. We filmed at several locations in the Collingwood area, including an abandoned drive-in just at dawn. Yates continues, “Co-producer and editor Nick Marinelli twisted some footage, which really helped capture the dizziness and anxiety of this song. I wanted it to feel like I was going in and out of this reality. distorted in the verses, then rooting myself in the darkness of the refrains.”

See also  Sam Fender, a songwriter caught between fame and his hometown

Today’s release follows previous singles, ‘Best of the Broken Things’, ‘Consolation Prize’ featuring Katie Pruitt and apocalyptic lullaby ‘The Big One’ featuring Kathleen Edwards. FLOOD Magazine, which created “Consolation Prize”, wrote the track features, “lowering the energy and confessional lyrics while adding layers to its lush soundscape”. FLOOD also adds that the ski-themed video, also directed by Cook, sees Yates “celebrate last place” and features “Yates himself on the slopes, distractedly doing descents rather than making flashy moves”.

Comments are closed.