TK The Architect


TK The Architect – Music Video

Born and raised in New York, TK The Architect is a Japanese-American MC and multi-instrumentalist He released his sophomore album Blue Season in April of 2016. A proud product of his bicultural background, Blue Season represents his self-awareness and ability to bridge worlds. Blue Season was performed live by TK and his backing band The Get Back Kids.

TK The Architect states that: “Felt” is the most emotional and direct song I’ve ever written. I have been fortunate enough to have love as a big part of my life for many years, and that being shaken to its core is what triggered this song. I experienced things that were beautiful in-and-of themselves, but were sad and troubling once they settled and I realized what they meant for the love in my life.”

“The song started with a piano chord progression I had written and kept for later. I wanted to make something that was one long progression rather than a repeated phrase. A few days later I revisited it with the intention of singing on it, but my voice and words weren’t properly expressing how I was feeling. I opted to use my guitar instead, feeling that it better conveyed the sentiment I had bottled up. The whole first section is meant to represent the original moment, in both its beauty and sadness.”

“The second movement of the song is me reflecting on what occurred in the first part. I did this not only lyrically, but musically as well by deconstructing the first movement to create the second. Without ruining the artistic nuance of the part, there are many elements that help further emphasize the idea of reflecting on a moment in time and taking in its effects.”