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Industrial Goth/Alt-Pop Artist Kacie Marie Releases New Dystopian, Mildly-NSFW Music Video

Kacie teamed up with the renowned producer Joel Hamilton for her new music, who was behind the boards of The Black Keys’ collaborative album BlakRoc, along with producing for the likes of Bonobo, Pretty Lights and many others over the years (not to a mention a co-write and production credit on Tom Waits’ song “Pray” that wound up on his album Orphans). Hamilton also sourced beats for this project from Run The Jewels’ Little Shalimar—dense beats with flourishes that come off as menacing or dangerous, which Hamilton and Kacie wound up layering their technique on top of.

Filmed by Abyssu and Anthony Curry and edited by Kacie and Chris Vongsawat, Kacie aptly describes the video for “Bad Luck” as a lusty, dangerous high speed chase, where she lures in and preys upon lost souls that she once loved. She is both drawn to, and draws strength from the darker arts, like horror films and dystopian cinema. Starring Kacie, the haunting video is exceptionally produced and includes old found VHS footage.

As a multi-talented visual artist, Kacie Marie enlisted Joel Hamilton to helps bring sonic life to her visions and dreams. They have compatible skills—Kacie Marie is a dust cloud of glitter, agony and sex, while Hamilton (with seven Grammy nominated projects to date) gives that amorphous form some shape—and a natural connection for what they want to accomplish. Straddling the realm between accessible alt-pop and heavy industrial production, Kacie and Joel’s sound is defined by minor tones, razor-sharp beats, and a captivatingly sexy and absolutely fearless frontwoman. Kacie Marie hopes that the music, alongside the visuals (never one without the other), will enable others to find their own superpowers.

Written by Blacktooth

(Staff Writer) Lover of all things horror and metal. Also likes boobs and booze.