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Kai Straw – Hurricane (Music Video) [TMN Premiere]

Back in 2016 we had the pleasure of sharing with you an amazing album, Toothpick, from the San Francisco artist Kai Straw. One of the songs off the LP, “Hurricane” was overwhelmingly the #1 hit on the album, something that came as a bit of a surprise given the album’s more upbeat, radio-friendly songs. However, we and fans fell in love with it and to signify the end of the Toothpick era, Kai is delivering a music video for the single in this Music Ninja Premiere.

After this comes another album, but we’ll focus on the music video at hand. Directed by Kai Straw himself, the video for “Hurricane” is a tasteful, minimalist set of images that really connect well, as it seems Kai is singing directly to you in a 1-on-1 session. In getting up close and personal, Kai opens himself up to the audience in a way he has rarely done before, which goes to show just how far he has come as an artist and person. Check out the video below and if you haven’t checked out the full EP, do so and grab a copy to support! Like we said before, get ready for another album coming in the next few months…

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[Indie/Soul] Kai Straw – Hurricane

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Kai Straw continues his string of pre-album single releases with “Hurricane,” the third single from his forthcoming Toothpick LP. We first encountered an indie tune, then moved to Kai’s more hip-hop centered sound with “The Business,” and now we get something different from either of those first two songs. “Hurricane” has Kai stretching his vocal abilities to deliver a soulful jam that may just be the song you need to throw on repeat and relax to.

Kai is one of the most dynamic musicians you will come across. This is clearly evident for anyone who’s been following his Toothpick releases, or have been a fan since his beginnings. “Hurricane” isn’t really like any song Kai has done before. Here we get a down-to-Earth record that as powerful as it is subtle. The minimalist tone is one of the song’s strengths, as is its organic sound that could easily be played in a live set up with a band. Kai has been unveiling something special one week at a time, and soon the full project will be out. We have one more single to share next week before the full release on April 12th. For now, stream “Hurricane” and if you haven’t checked the other tracks out, head over to the hyperlinked pages above.

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