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KALEO Performs ‘Skinny’ In Front of Erupting Volcano

KALEO Performs ‘Skinny’ In Front of Erupting Volcano


GRAMMY-nominated rock band KALEO have shared a live acoustic performance of their recently released track “Skinny,” shot in front of Falgradalsfjall during a volcanic eruption. 

The incredible footage – which features frontman, singer, and songwriter JJ Julius Son with a backdrop of molten lava – was captured at the end of last month within days of the start of the volcanic eruption, which has since made headlines around the world after remaining dormant for nearly 800 years.  

Son recalls, “It was an amazing and surreal experience to film and record this video in front of the live eruption. It was very challenging and required a difficult hike, carrying the equipment with our bare hands. We filmed it during the night, so fortunately there weren’t many people there.” 

The studio recording of “Skinny” is off the band’s upcoming second full-length album Surface Sounds releasing April 23 via Elektra/Atlantic, and available for pre-order now. Recorded on and off the road, all around the world, the album is very much the brainchild of Son. Co-producing the majority of it alongside GRAMMY winner Dave Cobb, Son was able to execute his singular vision, leaning into his affinity for blues, folk, and rock. 

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Watch the performance for “Skinny” below.

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