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October 20, 2020 – New York based Metapop band kurt.riley+praxis has released the official music video for their darkly synth pop infused new single, “Free.” The fourth track from their upcoming, science fiction themed opus, Chrome Empire, “Free” was preceded by the releases “FTR SHK,” “Say You Love Me,” and “Evergreen.” Using the story of an android that has gained self-awareness, the Chrome Empire album addresses topics such as climate change, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality by way of a sci-fi narrative and hook-laden songwriting.
Riley’s colorful career includes records produced by Beyoncé/FKA Twigs/Run The Jewels collaborator BOOTS and Grammy Award-winning engineer Will Russell. He has performed at events across New York, including the Ithaca Festival, the CFCU Summer Concert Series, Music Is Art Buffalo, and at The Center for the Arts of Homer.
The recipient of a grant from the NY State Council on the Arts & the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County, NY, Riley has been named one of the best live performers in the region by The Ithaca Journal. Sirius/XM Radio has broadcast his music internationally via satellite, and Riley’s music has been broadcast on terrestrial stations in Toronto, Memphis, Portland, and beyond.