K-os released his highly anticipated sixth studio album, Can’t Fly Without Gravity, to critical and fan praise on September 4th. Now he’s hitting the road with fall tour dates announced in five cities across Canada (listed below). Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 11th.
Can’t Fly Without Gravity captures all of the different sides that make up k-os’ musical DNA. It’s an affirmation that “the forces which pull you down are simply put there to inspire you to rise above them” and promises to be a more stripped-down, holistic effort than its highly conceptual predecessor, 2012’s double-LP opus Black on Blonde. However, the rock-vs. rap dialectic at that album’s core still guides k-os on a more philosophical level: it’s not just a question of reconciling disparate musical styles, but of differing workflow strategies. To be k-os in 2015 is to find the happy medium between hip-hop’s penchant for rapid-fire releases and perpetual stylistic mutation with the more measured approach and timeless aspirations of rock ‘n’ roll artists—all while engineering his music for a post-EDM pop landscape that has not only changed listeners’ tastes, but their very physiology.
Canadian Tour Dates
November 18 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount – Tickets
November 20 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall –Tickets
December 9 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom –Tickets
December 11 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall –Tickets
December 12 – Calgary, AB – The Gateway at SAIT –Tickets
k-os‘ triumphant sixth studio album, Can’t Fly Without Gravity is now available.
“Listening to the record is like being taken on a grand tour of the eras of hip-hop – like Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, he gives glimpses of the genre’s past, present, and future. For a rapper that’s always been on the cutting edge, it’s another testament to his celebration of experimentation.” – Consequence of Sound