Detroit duo Jamaican Queens has released a new video for its first single "Kids Get Away," off its debut Wormfood album, set for a March 5 release. Directed by Andrew Miller and produced by Amanda LeClaire, the video is based on the song's concept about a girl who was violently assaulted while walking down the street in southwest Detroit.
The partnership of Jamaican Queens' Ryan Spencer and producer Adam Pressley was conceived in late 2011. Pressley moved to Detroit to join Spencer in his former band Prussia, who and shortly after his arrival the group dissolved. The two decided they worked better as a pair and spent that winter writing and recording Wormfood, which was mixed by High Bias Recordings engineer, Christopher Lazlo Koltay (Akron/Family, Dirtbombs). The fusion of Spencer's melodies and Pressley's knowledge of underground music and production gave birth to their unique "odd pop" or as it's being called, "trap-pop." Wormfood draws influences from southern hip hop, electronic, dub, downbeat, folk, New York City and Detroit as a whole.