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Louis York Releases Latest Single, “Headphones”

Grammy-nominated duo, Louis York, has released their latest single, “Headphones,” which is available now wherever you find great music. The track, released through the group’s label, Weirdo Workshop, reminds us all of the healing power of music and art. Over the past few years, the news cycle has been both informative and agonizing – we’ve experienced polarizing politics, social unrest and a global pandemic. “Headphones” explores the power and healing qualities that uniquely apply to music and the connective energy between sound and the human spirit, especially in tough times.

“Life has been challenging for us and everyone we know, so music has been essential. It’s been the only thing keeping us from going crazy,” says the duo. “We want ‘Headphones’ to represent a song’s ability to help during the darkest times. Right now, people should be paying close attention to their mental health so we’re offering up a melody and a message that might heal someone the way music has been healing us.”

Releasing alongside the track is the song’s poignant music video directed by Aaron Greene. Louis York wanted to create a visual that captures the emotions that this song is all about. The concept was meant to illustrate the feelings of loneliness, despair and confusion followed by the comfort and freedom that great music brings out. The song and video are all about personal connection with music. 

About Louis York:

Louis York is the multi-GRAMMY nominated songwriting and production duo comprised of Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony. The genre blending team is responsible for some of the biggest chart-topping hits by Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Miley Cyrus, Jazmine Sullivan, K. Michelle, Christina Aguilera, Ne-Yo, Mary J. Blige, John Legend, Jason Derulo, among many others. The talented team moved from Los Angeles to Nashville to open their Weirdo Workshop – an all encompassing company and label that produces music for other artists and musicians, including themselves. After creating Weirdo Workshop, in 2015, the two joined forces behind the mic for the first time in their careers with the goal of exploring how to bring communities together while celebrating originality and differences through the arts. Their first EP trilogy, Masterpiece Theater: Act I, Act II, Act III and it’s first single, “Clair Huxtable,” were a hit with fans and set the stage for a string of other popular singles such as “Things I Should Have Said,” “Slow Motion,” “Don’t Play,” and many others. Louis York has been featured by Billboard, Los Angeles Times, BET, MTV, VH1, The Fader, among others, as well as making their Grand Ole Opry debut in 2020 and have performed as special guests on the TODAY Show. They have also taken part in the esteemed TEDx Nashville program and are sought after speakers, panelists and hosts for events such as GRAMMY-U, the National Museum of African American Music, Leadership Music and Leadership Nashville, and many others. Through their own Weirdo Workshop programs, Deep Fried Veggies, the two are intently focused on speaking to high school and college students about music, business and life; and Tiny Book Club develops and engages discussion that broadens perspectives, creates cultural awareness and provides human connections and interaction around impactful pieces of literature.

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