LA alt-pop trio Tyrone’s Jacket may be new to some, but they present themselves as masters of songwriting & soul. Their latest offering is “Streets” – an emotional, echoing pop-soul ballad that chronicles the homeless epidemic in Los Angeles. Vocalist KnowaKing – blessed with the DNA of Commodores co-founder William King – showcases his starpower-talent in full on the track.
“‘Streets’ is a love song in every sense of the word,” explains KnowaKing. “Spawned from a broken heart while congregating with derelicts, the pursuit and ultimate discovery of self unknowingly was my destiny. In a city the size of a small country, we become desensitized to the downtrodden because they reflect our greatest fear. But they have a story, they have ideas, they have dignity and they deserve attention.”
Tyrone’s Jacket is the incarnation of channels lost to chance, now embodying the face-slapping, body-shaking experience one could only vaguely attempt to describe after seeing a live performance. Three wandering souls – frontman KnowaKing (lead vocals), The Grateful Carl (vocals/guitar), and Ry Toast (DJ), with the acclaimed King David helping weave them together – have created a bond that seals their new shared future.
The band’s debut self-titled album will be out November 6th. For now, be sure to keep up with the band on Instagram.