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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Premiere: Watch Madeline Kenney's Dreamy New Video for "Tricky Way"

Posted By on Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 10:49 AM

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Oakland singer, guitarist, and pianist, Madeline Kenney, has shared with us the latest release from her solo project, “Tricky Way.” The video for the tranquil, soupy chillwave track was shot in an unnamed town on the California coast (“The locals asked for the location to stay private,” Kenney says) with a handful of Kenney’s friends who she says “were willing to go blindly into the project and get silly with me.” Even Kenney’s boss, Josey Baker, got a cameo in the beginning of the video, dressed as a French waiter as a nod to Monty Python’s Meaning of Life.

“I kind of enjoy making videos that walk the line between serious and silly,” she says about the video which also includes dramatic smoke bombs. “And I’m a British humor freak.”

Video aside, it’s the song that you should be paying most attention to.

It was recorded in Kenney’s home and includes Kenney on vocals and guitar, and her friends, Scott Brown, Aaron Gold, and her boyfriend Derek Barber on bass, drums, and guitar, respectively. "Tricky Way" is about a loyal friend who sticks by your side through the highs and lows, Kenney says. There’s a dreamy, soporific quality to the track, sort of like a lullaby, and Kenney’s voice, which is thick and arched, meshes well with the chiller beats.

Watch the video below and check out Kenney's other dreamy music video, "Heart Lion."
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