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PREMIERE: Lets Tokyo Release New Music Video For “You Are”

In the veins of OneRepublic and Neon Trees, LA, Indie Pop/R&B Lets Tokyo is back with a new music video for their latest single “You Are”. The video follows the band’s DIY aesthetic, as they move into this desert and use it as both a beautiful and metaphorical background.

About the song, the band comments:

“We’ve never felt more inspired that the way we felt working on “You Are.” It’s such a rush sharing the creative process with people who share the same artistic vision. Everyone brings something special to the table, and the end result is something none of us could have created on our own.”

Lets Tokyo was formed in 2008 by founding members Garrett James (vocals/guitar/producer) Scott Hunter (vocals/bass), and Stephen Baker (drums.) While living together in upstate New York, they wrote, recorded and produced their first EP, “A New York Story,” played a sold out album release party to over 400 guests, and opened for Grammy Award winning artist, Lupe Fiasco. In 2011 the band went on hiatus, coming back together in 2016 with added vocalist, Ara, who met Garrett on Tinder and started dating just after he moving to Brooklyn. During the band’s time apart, Garrett had traveled the country performing as a solo artist and continued studying songwriting/production (He started writing and producing music at thirteen and is entirely self-taught) Stephen completed a college internship that would lead him to his current position at Sony Music in NYC; Scott followed his heart and began to build a life with the love of his.

Ara and Garrett moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in the winter of 2016, just six months after Ara had experienced days of intense hallucinations and was admitted to The New York Presbyterian Psychiatric Hospital. While a patient, Ara was diagnosed Bipolar, but a difference of opinion within the medical community, and Ara’s own raw instincts have cast significant doubt as to the certainty of her condition. The couple, who had connected over their shared life-long love of music shortly after meeting, saw the episode as a sign to leave Brooklyn, and follow their passion farther than either of them ever had before. They landed on the West coast, ready to share their music with the world. Since arriving, they’ve released two original songs, “Next” and “Heart Speak,” each with their own music video, filmed, directed and edited by the group.

Lets Tokyo takes the title “DIY Musician/Entrepreneur” quite literally, writing, performing, producing, recording, mixing and mastering all their own music, as well as putting on their own events, creating their own graphics and visuals and developing their own website. Currently, Lets Tokyo is 100% self-reliant, and investing everything they have in themselves and their vision — confident that their music will reach kindred ears.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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