KIING COMPLEX – Made In America: The trajectory of King Complex is similar to many duo artists that have emerged in recent years. The artists behind King Complex, Bracher Brown and Cody Doss, were brought up and trained as musicians and songwriters. Their game was changed while waiting in line at Bonnaroo 2013 to see Paul McCartney when Bracher overheard someone gushing about Pretty Lights. It would be seeing the Pretty Lights show that night, and realizing the boundless creativity in electronic music, that awakened the entity that is King Complex.
King Complex is an intrepid project that recontextualizes organic instrumentation and pop compositional approaches with the daring innovations currently happening in electronic music, including adventurous arrangements, bold textures, and rugged beats. Their first single, “Made In America,” examines the deification of criminals by the media through exploring how often in pop culture criminals and rock stars vie for the same cover story real estate. The scathing lyrical statement goes down easy, offset by raw beats, filthy ambience, hooky glam-rock guitars, ominously soulful vocal refrains, and gorgeous soaring lead vocals.
“Made In America” is a brutally honest video, directed by Robin Cowie (Blair Witch Project), that takes aim at the epidemic of gun violence in the USA.