The search for the perfect beat never quite reaches an end.
Canadian group Grand Analog dig deeper than most. The band's extensive career has traversed hip-hop, funk, and reggae, a dexterous rhythmic engine that trawls through the record racks on a daily basis.
New single 'Love Is Battlefield' matches a classic reggae beat to hip-hop flourishes, and it will appear on their next EP (due out in Autumn).
Grand Analog's Odario explains: "'Love Is A Battlefield' is a song I wrote about the city itself; and one's love & hate relationship with that city. Most dream chasers fall in love with a city before migrating to it, then find themselves fighting to maintain that adoration as adversity, everyday struggle and the inevitable heartbreak takes toll."
The video was shot in the historic Kensington Market located in down-town Toronto: "I wanted to shoot a video that reflected the inner city, but also felt like the Wild Wild West (I have a long time love affair with old Western films)... Kensington Market was perfect for that."
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Catch Grand Analog live at the following shows:
14 Brooklyn NY Grand Analog at Friends & Lovers (Part of Mondo.NYC)
15 New York Grand Analog at SoFar Sounds (Register HERE)