Hot on the heels of his debut mixtape, Barclay Crenshaw kicks off 2017 with his third single “The Real X-Files”, featuring the instantly recognizable and raw vocals of Lady Chann, taken from his forthcoming self-titled debut album out January 27, 2017.
Staying true to otherworldly experiences portrayed on the album, the video shot and directed by The Bow (Markus Hofko), is a journey through North Africa’s desert creating an epic visual for ancient alien abductions and explorations of time and space.
The enchanting Lady Chann appears in the video with an ominous cloak using mystical powers to control mysterious shape shifting orbs while taking the track to a whole new level with her grime riddims and sultry voice.
The self-titled debut album is a left-field departure from his better-known alias, Claude VonStroke, and sounds like a mixture of gold rope chains and new age enlightenment. Modern organic beats mixed with gorgeous melodic moments and a fair bit of grit create an experience that is eclectic, expressive and expansive. Coded art furthers the sense of mystery and the unknown, harking to the past while searching into the future. Guests include a wide array of artists, from Mr. Carmack to Brainfeeder affiliates The Underachievers and even a Cool Kids reunion with Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks.
Barclay will accompany the album with a 11-date debut US tour kicking off at LA’s Low End Theory and making stops in Miami, New York, Chicago and more.