Today, singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Evan Konrad reveals his official music video for “Come On Snake, Let’s Rattle.”
On the visually inspiring music video and working with director Marc Klasfeld, Konrad said: “Working on the video for Snake with Marc was really special for me. He gave me a lot of trust, especially for a new artist, creating a space for my vision so I could bring my all to the performance. Doing a video of this caliber and having myself be at the forefront was a great challenge and it allowed me to grow a lot in a really condensed period of time. We fought for our vision, and I’m glad we did, it made the song stronger, more clear, and It’s become my favorite visual pairing for my music to date. This is a wonderful marker for me on my journey and I can’t wait to see what comes next.”
On the song Konrad said: “Come On Snake, Let’s Rattle” is an ego battle, at its core. A portrayal of a person too far gone to come back. The lyrics act as his personal introduction to you, a tour of his world, and together you explore this place for his debauchery. When I was writing the song, I would see this person in a beautiful cocktail lounge, full of elegant and fashionable people whom he could mold and control as he wished, obeying his word, almost as if they were an extension of himself. On the surface he is a walking statement of obsessive self-consumption, but as the song moves into its finale, he begins to show a deeper sadness to his character, a vulnerability. I want you to feel a warmth coming through his exterior, like a genuine smile before he ultimately turns on you too.
The single arrives on the heels of his debut “The Long Way Out.” Since its premiere on Billboard, the song has been catching the attention of critics including Alternative Press pegging him as “the alt-pop newcomer to keep an eye on.” Check out the video for “The Long Way Out” below.
This is just the beginning for Konrad. In May, he recently joined Black Pistol Fire on the road with stops everywhere from Epicenter Music Festival to Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival. In addition, he recently announced he’ll be making his debut performance at Lollapalooza on Thursday, August 1st, Bumbershoot on August 30th, and Aftershock on October 13th. Born and raised in Abbotsford, BC Canada, the singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist devoted his entire life to crafting music. Growing up in a house where creativity would be encouraged at every turn, he spent countless hours writing songs and producing. Following stints recording and on the road with other artists, he locked himself away in the studio and commenced work on what would become his forthcoming debut. With nothing more than a few songs on his private SoundCloud link shared by his manager, he caught the attention of LAVA founder Jason Flom who signed him on the spot—because of the downright mind-blowing songcraft. Now, that songcraft comes to life on his first single “Long Way Out” with its airy beat, haunting vocals, and seesawing chant.
The best way to describe the music would be Thom Yorke translating Christopher Nolan’s Memento into songs, and even that only scratches the surface.
08/01 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse Saloon
08/26 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
08/28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
08/30 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival
10/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock