Welcome to the world premiere of Krooked Treez new single “Close Your Eyes”. This is the first single released by the group, boasting a new line-up that includes a feature by singer Moi Juarez of Life and Tomorrows Bad Seeds. The song is FREE on our homepage for the next 6 days – read more about the song & new direction of the band…
You can download Krooked Treez new track “Close Your Eyes”, for FREE on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday February 28th, 2015.
Krooked Treez – “Close Your Eyes”
“Close Your Eyes” Background:
Krooked Treez has rebounded in 2015 with a new line-up that includes a feature by Moi Juarez of LIFE and formerly of Tomorrows Bad Seeds. As the new line-up continues to work on material in the studio, “Close Your Eyes” is the first single release from the group, with Moi contributing vocals. Here’s what Krooked Treez founder & vocalist O. Brown had to say about the new single & direction of the band:
“I hit up Josh Cardinali of Stoney Eye Studios to produce this track. He did an amazing job. When I first heard it I was blown away by his talent. He reminds me of music producer Rick Rubin. I was listening to the track over and over again during the writing process, it was late and I was tired and I knew I didn’t want to force anything. I called Moi to see if he had any ideas. He started singing over the phone with the music in the background sparking up some creativity…. We knocked it out at our new studio at MNO Records, which is owned by Johne Edny from the band OPM. Bobby Zen our bass player and Paul Monico, our keyboardist were loving the music and vocals. Working with Johne has been uplifting, his energy is so positive. He has so much experience under his belt and it shows when working with him. We then got Alex Lugwa on drums, Brenden Denton on guitar and LashBz on percussion to lace the final touches on the track. Johne then did his mix, which took it to the next level.”
The story doesn’t stop there as the group has already shot a music-video for the “Close Your Eyes” as O. Brown continues on: “I called in Sami Ansari of Hot Rock Pictures to fly over from Florida to shoot the music video. Sami also shot “So in Love with California”. His whole team are all extremely creative. The video will be dropping in early March and all I got to say is it’s dope. I can’t wait for everyone to see and hear it.”
As for the song itself, Brown describes the song as: “Never giving up, keeping your dreams alive to open your eyes only to realize it’s all right in front of you for the taking. In a synopsis, it’s about finding your passion and living a life you were meant to live.”
The band will continue to release new material as they work to write new music. Marshall Goodman, aka Ras MG of Sublime, co-produced what will be their second single “Time Flies,” along with Diego Nunez from Argentina. “This song Ras MG produced is dope, we are so blessed to be working with him. Our EP drops the first day of summer, along with “Time Flies” under MNO Records, which comes out June 21st and our revamped website launches this coming week,” says Brown.
Stay tuned for more NEW Music in 2015 from Krooked Treez. Download “Close Your Eyes” on the homepage before March 1st!
Krooked Treez Background:
The band is comprised of the B-Real (of Cypress Hill) produced and mentored emcee O.Brown, who worked with Cypress Hill for many years as their protégé and also joined the band on many festivals. Recently, the smooth lead vocalist addition, Moi Juarez, who is best known from Tomorrow’s Bad Seed’s joined one of his favorite band’s Krooked Treez to meld O’Brown’s hard knock life party-rocking lyricism with his soulful patois and sinister smooth vocals. Guitarist and California original Bobby Zen is on bass; with East Coast native Stephen Lashbrook as Treez reggae percussionist; guitarist extraordinaire Brenden Denton, drummer Alex Ludga and keyboardist Paul Monico all tighten the band with their rich sounds that are boasted with years of experience amongst its members.
Huge thanks again to Krooked Treez for allowing us to share their new song “Close Your Eyes” to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for FREE and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!
Article By: Mike Patti