Matthew E. White releases new single "Electric"; gets a hair makeover in infomercial video

Matthew E. White releases new single "Electric"; gets a hair makeover in infomercial video

Matthew E. White has shared Electric,” the ebullient second single from his new solo album K Bay due out on September 10. The track’s video, directed by Wes Parker, finds Matthew getting his hair trimmed for the first time in years, a cut as long-awaited as K Bay itself.

“I wrote this song after listening to ‘Me, My Baby And My Cadillac’ by Sleepy Brown,” Matthew explains. “I wanted to write something so intentionally direct like that. When we recorded I wanted the playing to come across raw, limit the instruments and let everything redline from start to finish. The lyrics are mostly pure 60’s bubblegum pop - think Brill Building Carole King - an homage to the overtly saccharine songwriting style of that era. There’s really an absurdity, and theater to it all.” Read the extended story of the single’s epic origins via White’s Substack HERE

Watch the new video for "Electric" below.


“Electric” follows the album’s kaleidoscopic first single “Genuine Hesitation,” which earned early praise and support via Pitchfork, NPR Music's All Songs Considered podcast, Stereogum ("[a] big-canvas, luxurious rock jam"), Under the Radar (Best Songs of the Week), BBC 6 Music, Double J (“He’s operating on a different level”), Brooklyn Vegan, and more.


Matthew E. White K Bay

Album | 10th September 2021

K Bay, White’s first solo album in six years, is the astounding record he has forever aspired to make. A bold reclamation of independence and identity, K Bay establishes White as one of his era’s most imaginative artists. These 11 pieces are retro-futurist magic tricks that feel instantly classic and contemporary, the product of a musical mind that has internalized the lessons of his idols and used them to build a brilliant world of his own. 

Tracklisting

  • 1Genuine Hesitation
  • 2Electric
  • 3Nested
  • 4Take Your Time (And Find That Orange To Squeeze)
  • 5Let’s Ball
  • 6Fell Like An Ax
  • 7Only in America / When The Curtains of the Night are Peeled Back - feat. Joseph “JoJo” Clarke
  • 8Never Had It Better
  • 9Judy
  • 10Shine A Light For Me
  • 11Hedged In Darkness

Matthew E. White K Bay

Album | 10th September 2021

K Bay, White’s first solo album in six years, is the astounding record he has forever aspired to make. A bold reclamation of independence and identity, K Bay establishes White as one of his era’s most imaginative artists. These 11 pieces are retro-futurist magic tricks that feel instantly classic and contemporary, the product of a musical mind that has internalized the lessons of his idols and used them to build a brilliant world of his own. 

Tracklisting

  • 1Genuine Hesitation
  • 2Electric
  • 3Nested
  • 4Take Your Time (And Find That Orange To Squeeze)
  • 5Let’s Ball
  • 6Fell Like An Ax
  • 7Only in America / When The Curtains of the Night are Peeled Back - feat. Joseph “JoJo” Clarke
  • 8Never Had It Better
  • 9Judy
  • 10Shine A Light For Me
  • 11Hedged In Darkness
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