Lou Phelps spreads the “word.”

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By Admin

On Apr 24, 2019

Following the fall 2018 release of his sophomore album, 002 / LOVE ME, Lou Phelps returns with new video and single, “word.”, produced by esteemed Toronto producer, WondaGurl, and premiered via Hypebeast. Lou is currently on the road with dynamic French artist, FKJ (French Kiwi Juice), across Canada and the US. Tour dates below.

**Click to save/stream “word.”

“word.”is the product of Lou linking up with WondaGurl during a Samsung Studio Sessions collab during the Vancouver JUNO Awards in 2018, where Lou was nominated for Rap Recording of the Year. The video was directed by Lou’s longtime collaborator, Igal Perets.

“These are all iconic albums that I love and have amazing covers. I wanted to bring them to life for this video and make the people say ‘OH WORD?!’. Every time I make a song I have an idea of what the video could be or the visual behind it could be. I watch a lot of movies, I’m a very visual person. I have a feeling that when I hear something, I can visualize what I have in my head and I can translate that to the director, who makes that happen. I think it’s very important to have good visuals when you’re an up and coming artist.” Lou says of the track. “I remember the first time I heard of Rejjie Snow, it was his video where he’s an albino running away from something and that captured me. Same thing for Tyler [The Creator], same thing for Earl [Sweatshirt] and all them. Visuals are really important for an artist because you can drop great music but if you don’t have the great artistry that accompanies it, whether that’s the visuals or what not, it limits you in what you can become. You become someone who has talent but doesn’t know how to exploit it properly. I feel like that’s the way I see it … I don’t want to be just a rapper, I want to be an artist.”

TOUR DATES:

April 25 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s *

April 26 – Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall *

April 27 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live *

April 29 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic  *

May 1 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse *

May 2 – Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live *

May 3 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum *

May 4 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution *

May 7 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall *

May 8 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *

May 9 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *

May 11 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *

May 12 – Boston, MA @ Royale *

May 14 – Montreal, QC @ MTelus Theatre *

May 15 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall *

May 16 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater *

May 17 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall *

May 18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway *

May 20 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre *

May 21 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre *
* supporting FKJ

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