Weirdo Workshop band Louis York (a.k.a. Chuck Harmony & Claude Kelly) continues to use their art to promote social issues featured in today’s headlines, as they release the official video for their single “Nerds,” which is featured on Masterpiece Theater-Act I. The song, which the guys wrote and produced along with the entire EP, kicks off with a self-esteem-boosting ’80s rock/power ballad anthem, delves into a politically thought-provoking ballad that questions the ways of the world (especially in today’s climate) and music.
“Nerds isn’t just a song, it’s a call to action. We had to make sure the visual was equally as powerful. We all feel a little nerdy at times and it helps to have a song that reminds you that you are okay being who you are,” states New York Native Claude Kelly. “Standing up for what you believe in can be scary and this video let’s all the weirdos know that we are right there with them, wondering if we’re making our heroes proud and trying to figure out how to be better for ourselves and the world.”
Known as a multi-Grammy nominated production and songwriting team for artists like Rihanna, Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, Ne-Yo, Fantasia to icons like Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson and Celine Dion, the duo strongly believes that music can be used as a “change agent” to help educate and inspire in the same vein as their predecessors Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. Previously, they released the video “Hipsters” off their current EP Masterpiece Theater-Act II that dealt with self-esteem, individuality, and bullying.
Partner Chuck Harmony adds, “We are actively trying to establish ourselves as intelligent musicians who can approach art creation in a way that’s not only commercially viable but that can also serve as a voice that speaks to the cares and concerns facing humanity,”
Also in case you missed it, we recently interviewed the group to get the full perspective on what Louis York is all about.