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Friday, November 6, 2020

New LaToya Kent Single Speaks to Our 'Connective Energy'

Posted By on Fri, Nov 6, 2020 at 8:59 AM

  • Odin Blak
Austin-based (iN)Sect Records has deep ties to Northeast Ohio. The label has issued several releases by local bands, including a single for This Moment in Black History, a beat tape for aLive (Muamin Collective) and a cassette from Muamin Collective.

Now, the label has just announced that it’ll release Nothing, a solo effort from LaToya Kent, a member of the local ensemble Mourning [A] BLKstar.

Just today, (iN)Sect issued a music video for the hypnotic single “Gestures,” a sparse R&B track that showcases Kent’s soulful voice.

Odin Blak, the art director for the record, directed the video.

"’Gestures’ is an ode to connective energy,” says Kent. “[It’s about] the ability to find the right frequency in another and the connective spark it incites.”

The video features Jeffrey Dix, Kent’s long-time friend of more than 20 years, with whom Kent says she has “always shared electricity with.”

Nothing, a collaboration with local musician and writer RA Washington, will be released on Nov. 20.

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