BLK ODYSSY Shares New Video For “Ghost Ride”

On the heels of the release of BLK VINTAGE: THE REPRISE, Austin-based artist BLK ODYSSY shares the video for “Ghost Ride” directed by madebyJAMES (City James & Darrin James). Through the gaze of an oracle, the visuals of “Ghost Ride” portray a cloud of smoke guiding BLK ODYSSY and friends to a sermon led by Mereba.

Speaking on what the video is meant to represent, City James says, “Every summer there is a “cloud of disappearance” that fills the air in our inner-city neighborhoods. Niggas get murdered or taken to jail on a regular occurrence and by the end of the season, all we are left with are the memories and flickering flames at your corner candle light vigil. This piece is dedicated to exploring an all too familiar feeling in the black experience while carefully not triggering or leaning into trauma porn for the sake of consumerism. We are to speak to our stories and provide new ways to engage in our history and our future.”

This Saturday, BLK ODYSSY will begin his headline North American tour with support from Eimaral Sol. Across 16-dates, BLK ODYSSY will perform at Atlanta’s The End, New York City’s Mercury Lounge, Los Angeles’ Moroccoan Lounge and more before wrapping up with a hometown show at Austin’s Antone’s Nightclub.

Upcoming Live Dates

8/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
8/14 – Nashville, TN @ The End
8/16 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
8/18 – New York City, NY @ Mercury Lounge
8/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Philamoca
8/25 – Detroit, MI @ Pike Room
8/27 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
8/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
8/30 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
9/3 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
9/4 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
9/8 – San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord
9/9 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
9/27 – Austin, TX @ House Of Blues
9/30 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
10/3 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s Nightclub