Tokyo via London grunge-pop chanteuse Cream with a K (a.k.a. Lee Tatlock) returns today with her hazy new video for ‘5:35‘, taken from her upcoming self-titled debut album. Directed by Lawrence Randall and premiering on L’Officiel, the video was shot in the early hours on Tokyo’s Ginza Metro Line. Watch the video for ‘5:35‘ HERE.
“The idea was basically to spontaneously capture the natural, unglamorised side of Tokyo’s nightlife. Rather than a story it was all about the mood.” says Tatlock. “Basically it is ‘going home after a night out’, so that’s what we did and just hung out together and took footage around Shibuya until the morning 5:35am train on the Ginza Line. I wanted to get a glowy dreamy sci-fi vibe.”
A musician, visual artist and model, Cream with a K is most well known for her former involvement as the singer in the Japanese Pop band NEKO PUNCH (Universal Music Japan). Having cut her teeth in the entertainment industry in Tokyo, she decided it was time to reconnect with the West through Cream with a K in early 2016, her first fully English project since her start in music. Pulling her influences from her hometown of London, her adopted hometown of Tokyo and pairing them alongside fuzzy grunge tones and etherial pop vocals makes her first solo effort a surefire head turner.
Working alongside many noteworthy Japanese producers such as Takeshi Kobayashi, Hydain and Shingo Yasumoto and bilingual in Japanese and English, she also turned her hand to song and lyric writing for other Japanese and Korean artists. In Tokyo, seen as a cultural figure who links the UK and Tokyo Music scenes, she was the TV host of the Japanese Rock music TV Show NHK’s “Nippon Rocks” series.
Her debut self-titled album is out now in Japan exclusively at Tower Records and will see a worldwide release in early 2019.
“Fuzzy guitars paired with sticky sweet synths and Tatlock’s signature etherial vocals, her latest solo effort is equal parts Smashing Pumpkins, and St. Vincent – a refreshing burst of pop with integrity that pays homage to her favorite era” – C-Heads
“Merging fuzz toned sonic influences from her native London with that of her adopted home of Tokyo, her pitched pop vocal and penchant for 90s indie rock make for perfectly balanced treat” – The Line Of Best Fit
“The eclectic grunge of her solo project effectively blends her London roots with her Tokyo experience, showing as much lived experience as artsy aesthetic.” – L’Officiel
“Cream With A Kmixes fuzzy 90s-toned indie rock with her deceptively sweet vocal and packs quite a punch” – Born Music