Louis Cole’s “Doing The Things” video comes out today before the release of his Live Sesh And Xtra Songs EP. The Thundercat collaborator’s fourth studio album, Time, was released in 2018. Cole demonstrates his ability to play multiple instruments in the clip that has screens of him singing and playing guitar, keyboards and drums. Cole shared the process for the video in a press release:
“The live session was the day after my Time album release show in LA, so I just used the same band. I also got five of my friends to wear beekeeper suits to film and record the audio. Beekeeper suits are really cheap by the way. At the end of the day I had three really nice takes of those songs. We accidentally left the air conditioning on, there were cars driving by, aeroplanes, people living in the house, and I think at some point you can hear all of those things in the recordings which is perfect to me. The whole day was slightly blurry because I was frantically trying to lead the whole session and band, while trying to play the songs right (I messed up the ‘F it Up’ solo intro pretty much every time besides that final take), while also trying to problem-solve in the moment (microphones, snacks and shot placement), but the whole day felt like pure magic. So many friends coming together.”
Live Sesh And Xtra Songs will be released April 5th.