Common Holly – “Crazy Ok” Video

Common Holly’s sophomore album, When I say to you Black Lightning, is out at the end of the week. The Montreal musician has shared a handful tracks already, including “Central Booking,” “Joshua Snakes,” and “Measured,” and today Brigitte Naggar is sharing one final single from the album, “Crazy Ok.”

Its central refrain of “Don’t leave me/ I’m crazy(,) ok” is a play on grammar — depending on your placement of comma, it’s either a plea for help or a belabored affirmation that everything’s fine, seriously. Either way, Naggar sells it, starting the song off gently picked and blasting it out at the end, a riotous noise that sounds like a tempest. It comes with a video directed by Max Taeuschel & Aaliyeh Afshar. Watch and listen below.

11/26 Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Poppolo
11/28 Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel
12/02 New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
12/03 Washington, DC @ Pie Shop
12/04 Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits
12/05 Princeton, NJ @ Terrace Club
12/06 Brooklyn, NY @ Trans Pecos
12/08 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
12/10 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
12/11 Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
12/12 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
12/13 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
12/16 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
12/17 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
12/18 San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
12/21 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo (Early Show)

When I say to you Black Lightning is out 10/18 via Barsuk in the US, Dalliance Recordings in the UK/EU, Royal Mountain Records in Canada, Remote Control Records in Australia and New Zealand, and Solitaire Recordings everywhere else. Pre-order it here.