Theophilus London Behind The Scenes Recording ‘Lisa’

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Theophilus London hit the studio in Brooklyn with producer Fred Falke to record a new song called ‘Lisa’. Converse was there to document the day in their Rubber Tracks studio with producer Fred Falke. Watch it below. Theophilus is currently on the road oversees, but will be back in the US to meet up with Santigold for a string of shows starting in mid-June.

“I’m finishing up my new album ‘Rose Island’, which is definitely gonna fu** up the streets,” Theophilus said. “Right now we’re mixing here with Fred Falke, this amazing song called ‘Lisa’. A friend of mine’s played a beat that Fred made and the beat was named ‘Lisa’. When I heard the original beat I was so blown away and so many emotions I wanted to give out. I just wanted to play this character of this guy begging a girl to come home, how much he loves her, how much she’s done for his life. That’s what ‘Lisa’ is about.”

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Confirmed Tour De Roses Dates:
June 5 – Milan – La Salumeria
June 7 – Zagreb – Rokajfest
June 8 – Lochness – Rockness
June 9 – Glasgow – The Arches
June 10 – London – XOYO
June 12 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant (w/ Santigold)
June 15 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s (w/ Santigold)
June 16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE (w/ Santigold)
June 18 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club (w/ Santigold)
June 19 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live (w/ Santigold)
June 22 – Boston, MA – House of Blues (w/ Santigold)
June 28 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall (w/ Santigold)
June 29 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues (w/ Santigold)
July 6 – Liege – Les Ardentes Festival
July 8 – London – Wireless (w/ Rihanna)
July 12 – Feldkirch – Poolbar
July 20 – Switzerland – Paleo Festival Nyon
July 21 – Moscow – Picnic Afisha Festival
August 4 – New York, NY – Central Park Summer Stage
September 28 – Atlanta, GA – CounterPoint Music Festival

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Cole Haan, Theophilus London Team Up With Blue Suede Buck

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On Tuesday (September 13), Cole Haan and New York-based MC Theophilus London will release the limited edition Cole Haan Theophilus Blue Suede Buck exclusively at the Cole Haan store in SoHo. The collaboration will be accompanied by a 10″ vinyl cover version of Nat King Cole’s classic ‘Calypso Blues’, performed by the artist.

“Theophilus embodies individual American style. He’s part of a new generation that understands iconic classics from a modern perspective,” said Cole Haan VP of Design, Phil Russo. “For over a century we’ve challenged ourselves to disrupt, evolve and re-define tradition. Partnerships with creatives, like Theophilus, further inspire us.”

The collaboration began as a conversation between Theophilus and Russo while shooting the brand’s Spring 2011 campaign, in which he was featured. Theophilus recalls, “We were talking about Cole Haan’s history and tradition, then came the idea to create a special version of a Cole Haan classic. On my second tour for “A Mixtape”, I fell in love with the buck, so I suggested we work on one together. This was my first time working on a product collaboration and it was very exciting.”

Listen to ‘Calypso Blues’ below.

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Theophilus London ‘I Stand Alone’ Video

Theophilus London is out with the music video for his new single ‘I Stand Alone’. The video was styled and conceptualized by Theophilus himself and directed by the up-and-coming production duo of Harrison Boyce and Nathaniel Brown of Boyce & Brown. The track is off the Brooklyn artist’s debut album ‘Timez Are Weird These Dayz’, out now on Reprise Records.

Theophilus is currently on the road with Big Boi in Australia. Upon his return, Theophilus will be performing and DJ’ing all over New York City’s Fashion Week and at Austin City Limits, then heads off for a short tour of South Africa and a few dates in France, including a week long “album of the week” engagement with Canal +. In October, he tours the US with Friendly Fires. See a full list of confirmed dates below the cut.

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Theophilus London ‘Humdrum Town’ Video

Brooklyn indie hip hop artist Theophilus London is out with the video to his new single ‘Humdrum Town’, released on Green Label Sound. Watch it via YouTube below.

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