LOU PHELPS DROPS VINTAGE VISUALS FOR SQUEEZE FEAT. JAHKOY
ON TOUR IN CANADA WITH STOPS IN MONTREAL AND TORONTO NEXT MONTH
002 / LOVE ME OUT NOW VIA LAST GANG
Praise for Lou Phelps:
“002/Love Me builds on the framework that was apparent on his previous offering 001/Experiments and is his best work to date.” – Exclaim! (8/10)
“Phelps is a malleable and chameleonic MC who is comfortable revelling within the crevices of beats rather than aiming to lord over them.” – NOW Magazine (NNNN)
“Lou Phelps that continues to pave a path toward a bright future.” - Pitchfork
"The Canadian rapper is representing where he's from hard on the new project, which was exclusively produced by his Polaris prize-winning older brother Kaytranada." - XXL
"Lou Phelps' sophomore album 002 / Love Me is 10 tracks of funk, R&B, hip-hop, disco, and more blended up into a digestible offering that delivers a little something for everyone." - Complex
“Phelps has been catching the ears of tastemakers and fans across the board.”- VIBE
Toronto, ON — October 11, 2018 — With the arrival of Montreal rapper, Lou Phelps’ sophomore album, 002 / LOVE ME, last month, he shares the official video for Squeeze, shot during his birthday weekend down in Miami. Featuring a smooth vocal performance by fellow Canadian R&B singer, JAHKOY, and production by ROMderful of tastemaker label, Soulection, the pair teamed up with director Igal Perets. With retro vintage feels, the video shot on Kodak Super 8, is reminiscent of an earlier Miami. “This track was about a girl I was seeing at the time. The relationship turned out to be horrible but it’s all good,” so the video is an ode to Lou having fun while down in the Sunshine State, flowing effortlessly while taking over the town. Watch the video here.
002 / LOVE ME sees Lou’s older brother, Kevin, aka the Polaris Prize-winning KAYTRANADA, as executive producer, with guest spots from BADBADNOTGOOD, JAHKOY, Planet Giza, Pony and drum master, Karriem Riggins. Stream and purchase the album here. Lou just rocked stages in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton and will perform in Montreal and Toronto in November. See below for a list of upcoming dates.
Previously, Lou shared visuals for Miss Phatty, directed by longtime collaborator, Christian Boakye-Agyeman. The song features production by BADBADNOTGOOD.
About Lou Phelps:
A longtime fixture of the Montreal arts scene, Lou Phelps is one of Canada's foremost purveyors of club-rap bangers. Lou started making music in 2011 with KAYTRANADA, forming a future-rap group called The Celestics, releasing their debut project, Massively Massive. Using the moniker, Louie P, Lou developed a reputation for creating tasteful and danceable electro rap, releasing Supreme Laziness in 2014 and curating Cause I Wanna, an 80-minute DJ mix that featured tracks from innovative electronic artists like DJ Rashad, RP Boo, and Kyle Hall, showcasing his excellent taste and long list of influences. In 2017, Lou released 001: Experiments, his debut project which racked up over 1 million plays on SoundCloud, featured appearances from Bishop Nehru, Innanet James, KALLITECHNICS, and earned a nomination from Canada's JUNO Awards for Rap Recording of the Year. Look out for more music from Lou in 2018, as the young rapper continues to evolve as a vital artist.
WATCH – Squeeze (featuring JAHKOY): youtu.be/_gdLyb5Qgmg
LISTEN – Squeeze (featuring JAHKOY): smarturl.it/002loveme
WATCH – Miss Phatty: bit.ly/2pdsRE4
LISTEN - Miss Phatty: smarturl.it/002loveme
LISTEN - Come Inside ft. Jazz Cartier: smarturl.it/lou-comeinside
WATCH – Come Inside ft. Jazz Cartier: bit.ly/2Gjd25O
November 9 - Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont
November 10 - Toronto, ON @ The Drake Underground