Brooklyn musician Michael Kolb, who records as Kolb, has unveiled a new track called ‘I Guess I’m Lucky’. Featuring vocals by Carolyn Hietter, who plays saxophone in Sweet Baby Jesus, the single is the latest preview of his upcoming debut album, Tyrannical Vibes. Check out its accompanying video, directed by Palberta’s Ani Ivry-Block, below.
“We shot the video at my house, originally going for a party theme but it was torrential, pouring rain that day and nobody showed up (except for a couple people),” Kolb explained in a press release. “Even before the party theme, I wanted to cook a miniature meal for Donny the cat who was staying at our house but sadly, he passed before we were able to shoot the video. The result is a pastiche of those different concepts, woven together by Ani’s distinctive hand-drawn titles and green-screen post-production additions. We got Carolyn Hietter (who’s featured on lead vocals) beamed in through the TV like a narrator from another time, Marmalade (the cat we are watching now) gets a tiny meal, dice are rolled. It’s fitting because I ended up being VERY lucky I had the friends who were able to make this possible in spite of the emotional and logistical challenges life throws at you sometimes.”
Tyrannical Vibes is set for release on September 30 via Ramp Local. It includes the previously released single ‘Jean-Luc’.