Combining thumping beats, religious imagery, and one very talented dancer, BLKHRTS set the stage for what is sure to be one of the most interesting and different music videos that you’ll see from a rap group this year.
Today they premiere the visuals for their single “Wrath of God”.
BLKHRTS are a force of nature. Their live show is like a hurricane slamming into a shoreline at a thousand miles an hour or an avalanche triggered by barbaric yawp. King Foe, one third of the Velociraptor-voiced Denver rap trio, describes them as the “breath that you take the moment after the bungee cord is extended to its fullest extent jumping into the Grand Canyon.”
“There’s a grand and emotive romanticism and fatalism to our sound, but we layer it over hard beats,” says Yonnas, the group’s producer. “It’s that dichotomy of being the most hard and soft thing in the room.”
BLKHRTS recently released the mixtape Death, Romance and The Color BLK, which precedes the Love is Thicker Than Blood EP due out in the first quarter of 2015. Before the release of the EP, BLKHRTS are releasing two bonus songs on black heart shaped vinyl called DeadDrop, as part of a series of random releases. The first of these will be released in the fourth quarter of 2014.
“We’re really confident in our grasp of rock music and the way to interpolate that with hip-hop,” Yonnas says. “We’re not making rap-rock. We’re making hard-core rap music that uses textures and the loud/soft dynamic and the textual element of rock and guitars. We’re the best guitar players in rap.”