CEVIN KEY SHARES “SWEETNESS” – THE FINAL PRE-ALBUM TRACK FROM HIS FORTHCOMING FULL-LENGTH BRAP AND FORTH VOL. 9
cEvin Key (Skinny Puppy co-founder) shares a dark, spacey new single that’ll have you feeling hypnotized, reminiscing about the good ol’ days. “Sweetness” is the final single from Key’s upcoming album, bRap and fOrth Vol. 9 – a continuation of the famous Back and Forth series through Artoffact Records – out October 6th via Artoffact Records and available for pre-order HERE!
Commenting fondly on the upcoming album, Key says: “‘bRap and fOrth 9’ is a collection of some of my earliest recordings recently discovered on 4 track tapes. Most are from 1985 from the infamous “bites” apartment, a couple more from later but still made on a 4 track. Something about the collection of gear and this vibrant time made for a lot of writing. Enjoy the time capsule <3.”
Key’s 2023 has been jam-packed, with the announcement of his North American fall tour with Skinny Puppy, his work creating the score for Silent Hill: Ascension and the announcement of the forthcoming album. The new album serves as the follow-up to 2018’s bRap and fOrth Vol. 8, which gave us a dozen restored and remastered tracks out of Key’s personal archive and hit #1 on Bandcamp almost immediately after being released. Vol. 9 sets out to give fans a further look into what the mastermind who co-founded a band that changed music forever was making before taking over the world.
In the early days of Skinny Puppy, when the band was still just an idea brewing, Key spent much of his time in his apartment, recording demos and experimenting with electronic equipment. Some of these recordings went on to be the basis for early Skinny Puppy releases like Back and Forth, Bites, and Remission, and Artoffact Records is making sure that these demos get their time in the sun through the Back and Forth series.
While Key is most widely known as a co-founder of Skinny Puppy, the songwriter, producer, and composer is renowned worldwide for his contributions to industrial music through his solo work as well as his hand in countless other projects. With a career spanning nearly 40 years and dozens of releases, Key’s reputation is ever-growing, but will always remain as one of the leaders who helped to shape the industrial genre – a genre which he continues to elevate and innovate to this day.
bRap and fOrth Vol. 9
Release Date: October 6, 2023