Kari Faux Announces the “HELP WANTED Tour,” Embarking in May
Tickets Go On-Sale on Friday March 29th For the It Girl’s Upcoming Headlining Tour, Which Follows the Critically Acclaimed CRY 4 HELP EP
Critical Praise for Kari Faux:
“Kari Faux’s profile has been steadily rising since she posted her debut EP to Soundcloud three years ago” – Vogue
“In L.A., Kari ingested the spirit of L.A.’s G-Funk sound, combining it with sunny, jazzy, vocals and embellishments, channeling this recipe into her her debut album Lost En Los Angeles. The album, which was produced and recorded in Kari’s bedroom—and put out by Kari on Soundcloud and other streaming services by Kari herself, independently—became a kind of under the radar hit, attracting attention from critics and musicians alike for it’s wide eyed, optimistic yet realistic view of the joys and stress of living, working, and dreaming in Los Angeles as a young person.” – Forbes
“Low key and restrained, Lost En Los Angeles depicts Kari Faux’s life in the city as a bummer fantasia, a quietly surreal trip through sounds dripped in jazz, 70s funk, and psychedelia, a sound courtesy of go-to collaborator Black Party.” – Noisey
Boundlessly creative and endlessly defiant, Kari Faux cannot be contained. Capitalizing on the considerable momentum driven by her recent CRY 4 HELP EP, Kari Faux announces the “HELP WANTED Tour,” commencing in May. Spanning 12 headlining dates, the “HELP WANTED Tour” includes shows in the East Coast, Midwest, South, the West, and Toronto, Canada. Kari honed her live show at SXSW, where she performed several showcases, including a buzzworthy set at The FADER Fort. Tickets for the Tour go on sale at 10am on Friday March 29th, with more dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
Returning to the fold after a two-year absence from the music industry, Kari returned with the powerful five-track EP CRY 4 HELP in early March. Though the subject matter is heavy, the music is rich and engrossing, as Kari alternates her soft singing voice with plainspoken rhymes, fully inhabiting each instrumental and walking the line between rap and R&B. Whether she’s singing or rapping, Kari probes the depths of her conscious and subconscious with musicality and wit. The project reaches an emotional climax with the closing track “Latch Key,” a devastating account of Kari’s recent and distant history, and features the buzzing single “Leave Me Alone,” which found itself on Spotify’s “Mellow Bars” and “Black Girl Magic” playlists. EP highlight “Medicated” is currently featured on Spotify’s influential “POLLEN” playlist, alongside artists like Tame Impala, Jamila Woods, and Grimes.
An impossibly cool presence and a fascinating interview, the press can’t get enough of Kari. The Little Rock-native premiered CRY 4 HELP with NPR First Listen, who praised the EP as “a kind of music therapy.” On the project’s official release date, Kari sat with Nadeska on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio, where she opened up about her troubled past and the inspiration behind the EP. With recent interviews with Office Mag, Hypebae, and Sway in the Morning under her belt, and with more to come, Kari heads on tour in style.
Buy tickets for the “HELP WANTED Tour” (on-sale 3/29 @ 10am local time): https://bit.ly/2HYbOAD
Buy/Stream CRY 4 HELP: https://karifaux.lnk.to/CRY4HELP_EP
CRY 4 HELP EP tracklist:
2. Leave Me Alone
3. In The Air ft. Curren$y
4. Night Time
5. Latch Key
Kari Faux Background:
Kari Faux is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Los Angeles by way of Little Rock, Arkansas. Although her experimentation with a musical career started back in 2012, Faux has undergone a metamorphosis, shaking the scene with her 2014 mixtape Laugh Now, Die Later – a mixtape that would catapult her musical career, catching the attention of Donald Glover who remixed her hit “No Small Talk.” Her unique style of rhyming, unchainable confidence, and dashes of sultry vocal harmonizing make her a force to look out for. Her presence in the music industry marks a resurgence of fearless, outspoken female voices in Hip Hop; an attitude Faux exudes in all mediums of creative work. Her first studio album, Lost En Los Angeles (2015) and her most recent EP Primary (2017) are testaments to her continual evolution as a recording artist and while she explores the limitations of her creative abilities, music is not her only skill set. Over the last few years, Faux has added modeling, DJing, and producing under her creative belt. Kari’s established herself an asset and profitable partner, DJing for numerable companies including Puma, Hennessy For Complexcon and Depop. Not only has Kari’s music been featured in all three seasons of HBO’s hit series Insecure, but she also landed a noteworthy gig modeling for Pyer Moss, winner of the 2018 CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund, in his FW ’18 NYFW Show. With her intentions set of releasing three projects in the coming year, Faux looking to dominate the music festival circuit and recently supported Mick Jenkins on his Pieces of a Man Tour.
Buy tickets for the HELP WANTED tour: https://bit.ly/2HYbOAD
CRY 4 HELP: https://karifaux.lnk.to/CRY4HELP_EP