Mikky Ekko is a safer driver than you. Or he has psychic powers.
In a moving addition to the Car Crash Music Video genre, the “Smile” clips co-stars the singer with a lovely garlanded (as opposed to Garlanded) maiden. The lovers traipse the field in reverse, retelling a tale of old, and one man faces the eternal question: do I let my girlfriend drive my automobile?
“Smile” is the first single from Ekko's debut album “Time,” out via RCA some time this fall. The set features collaborations with TV On The Radio collaborator Dave Sitek, Jeff Bhasker, Stargate, Dennis Herring, Clams Casino, Nick Ruth, Justin Parker, Benny Blanco and recent music video heartbreaker Ryan Tedder (of OneRepublic).
Mikky Ekko is out on tour with Alt-J — who had a big Billboard 200 bow this week — in November.
Still trying to place that voice? Ekko was featured on Rihanna's smash hit “Stay.”
Here are Mikky Ekko's tour dates:
11/10 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
11/11 Toronto, ON – Kool Haus
11/12 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
11/14 Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theater
11/16 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
11/18 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
11/19 Washington, DC – Echostage
11/10 – 11/19 with alt-J