Turkuaz. The song is the first track to emerge from a recent creative pow-wow with Itaal Shur, who performed in Cincinnati band Sleep Theater in the ’80s with Rob Hamrick (now the leader of Tonefarmer) and a guy who ever so slightly resembles Freekbass, Chris Sherman. A graduate of Walnut Hills High School, Shur — who produced and co-wrote “Love in the Your Pocket” — went on to other music projects, production work and songwriting for the likes of Maxwell, Enqrique Iglesias and “Smooth,” his smash-hit collaboration with Rob Thomas and Santana that won the 1999 Grammy for Song of the Year.
The single is available on digital platforms (check here for links) and the duo also issued a shiny, surrealistic/futuristic video for the clip — directed by Cincinnati’s Angie Wilson — which you can watch below. The colorful video — which has gotten shout-outs from several music and bass-player outlets, as well as longtime mentor Bootsy Collins — also features Freekbass’ Stonefield Signature Model double-neck bass (four- and six-strings) showcased earlier this year at the National Association of Music Merchants.