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Premiere: Alpha Omega & The Leisure Principle join forces as AOXLP to release new “Sorry” video

Vancouver, BC – Vancouver-based postmodern-pop group The Leisure Principle have teamed up with Prevail and Neph from hip-hop group Alpha Omega to form a new group called AOXLOP, and they just dropped this new video for “Sorry”.

The video was directed by Leisure Principle guitarist Dave Thompson. The Caravaggio-inspired music video sheds light on the century-old topic of love. The track is the first single from Alpha Omega and The Leisure Principle’s new collaborative EP, AOXLP, which is expected to surface later this year via Kitsilano Records.

AOXLP is a rock/alternative/hip-hop fusion act from Vancouver, BC whose members have a rich and vast history in the music industry. Members include Prevail (of Swollen Members), David Spidel of Bif Naked (bass) and DT of High Holy Days (guitar). Rounding up the line-up is Baxwar MC Neph, Dr Liesa Norman (flute and vocals) and Cam Stephens (drums).

Premiere: Alpha Omega and The Leisure Principle join forces as AOXLP to release new

Joining forces after playing a festival together opening for Busta Rhymes in Whistler in April 2017, this eclectic and varied group of musicians have come together to create one of music’s most exciting act in years. Blending hip-hop, rock, alternative and electronica, AOXLP are working on their debut album while putting together a European tour for 2017 and beyond.

According to Liesa Norman from The Leisure Principle, the song was written to show the intoxicating effects of love, and the unpredictable (and sometimes disappointing) direction that relationships take: “The lyrics came to me while I was reminiscing about love and how sometimes you cross stars with someone who electrifies your every cell, and you’re totally smitten,” she explains. “And then you get to spend some time with them and nothing is how it seems. You watch a beautiful person get taken over by other life-ly intoxications. This really resonated with Prevail and Neph from Alpha Omega too, so the collaboration really was an extension of a discussion we had about love, and sometimes an environment can’t support the most perfect of feelings. Sometimes it’s situational, geographical and then sometimes it’s just timing.”

The collaboration for this particular joint came about after Prevail initially heard the song, and really connected with its message: “I first heard this song when The Leisure Principle and I were practicing for a charity event. I asked, ‘Any chance of Neph and I throwing some verses on there?’ The answer was an emphatic yes and AOXLP was born! When we shot the video about a month later, the concept of a Caravaggio style setting drove home the imagery and the lyrics in perfect harmony.”


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