‘The Prize’ features international vocal contributions from Bridgette Amofah of UK heavyweights Rudimental, but elsewhere, TKST has used the track to shine a light on local talent. The serene track receives some equally mesmerising visuals featuring Lucy Green and Rian Thompson from the Queensland Ballet, who tangle intimately under a purple haze with graceful movements choreographed by Jack Lister. With silky verses sliding effortlessly into a choppy, infectious hook, it’s an electronic track that still feels organic in every sense.
“It was amazing to work with such a great team of people. From the choreographer and dancers to the production crew and runners, everyone was so easy to work with and because I had hand-picked each part of the team, there was a real sense of collaboration and that this was an all-inclusive project that everyone was invested in,” TKST says.
“I wanted the video clip to complement the music and not distract from it and I think we’ve ended up with something really quite arresting and I hope people enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it.”
Playing the roles of producer, vocalist and songwriter with melancholy confidence, TKST has long proven himself to be one of Australia’s most magnetic electronic stars, and is looking to solidify his presence with his first full-length this Friday. The album was mixed by Eric J Dubowsky, whose portfolio includes fellow Australian breakout talents like Flume, Flight Facilities AND SAFIA, while I OH YOU songstress Montgomery will also be appearing on the album.
Watch ‘The Prize’ here and grab The Kite String Tangle this Friday before watching him light up the stage at Splendour In The Grass.