North Kingley, the new project from System Of A Down's Shavo Odadjian and completed by producer Saro Paparian and lyricist Ray Hawthorne, have released their debut single.
'Like That?' is a slick slice of modern experimental hip-hop, with a stalking instumental, crisp flow and brain-twitching lyricism.
Shavo had this to say about the project:
“I love to collaborate. I love to hear my ideas come through other people. There is strength in numbers. Saro would make the beats, and I would play guitar and bass - and not in a way that you’d usually hear in rock. When Ray came in, he was very turned on to what’s going on socially and politically. They both know their way around the studio with what’s new and fresh. I played hard to get for a little while with them, but the vibe and what we were working on was so cool that it became the start of North Kingsley.”
Have a listen below:
The track is taken from 'Vol.1', the first set of three tracks from the project, which will be released on August 14.
Another three will be released each month until there is a collection of 12.
Shavo has expanded on this method od releasing music:
"We’re giving you songs you can marinade on, instead of 12 songs all at once. There’s going to be a clip for every song, something visually for you to vibe on. I directed videos for System, I do stage production visuals for the band so that’s important to me. Saro has an incredible eye for creating new things visually and I act almost how a producer would on that and we are going to drop merch with every release, so it’s more than just music.”