“Even though the song is called ‘Sexy Body,’ we’re celebrating femininity inside and out,” Flow Tribe’s K.C. O’Rorke says of his band’s new music video. “Sexy Body” is produced by Mannie Fresh, who helmed the funk outfit’s 2017 album BOSS. With keys and backing vocals from Grammy-nominated PJ Morton, it’s a classic R&B slow jam dedicated to that singular struggle: pining for the love of someone whose appeal drives us to do things we wouldn’t normally do.
The music video, directed by Nicholas Manuel Pino, plays on role reversal. In it, “traditional” gender roles (whatever that means in 2018 America) are flipped and, as is more frequently the case, the woman plays the role of the hardworking provider. Meanwhile, at home, is her male partner who at various times throughout finds himself baking a pie and scrubbing a tub. Even though the female lead is played by Grace Jansen, a woman who is objectively beautiful by any standards, K.C. says the crew wanted to eschew the male gaze as much as possible. “Nick and I really worked hard to not turn it into a White Snake video,” he explains. “It was important for us to flip the gender roles and show a fully empowered woman in her element.”
Premiering today (July 19) at OffBeat.com, the release of “Sexy Body” coincides with the reveal of Flow Tribe’s forthcoming Summer Loving Tour, which kicks off in New Orleans on July 20. Below is a full list of dates:
July 20: Fontaine Palace/New Orleans, LA
July 21: Martin’s/Jackson, MS
July 26: Sundown at Granada/Dallas, TX
July 27: Last Concert Cafe/Houston, TX
Aug. 2: Broadway Oyster Bar/St. Louis, MO
Aug. 3: Rathskeller/Indianapolis, IN
Aug. 4: Zanzibar/Louisiville, KY
Aug. 24: Varsity Theatre/Baton Rouge, LA
Aug. 25: Rock n Bowl/Lafayette, LA
Aug. 29: Brooklyn Bowl/Brooklyn, NY
Aug. 30: The Foundry/Philadelphia, PA
Aug. 31: The Hamilton/Washington D.C.
Sept. 1: The Soundry/Columbia, MD
Sept. 2: The Funhouse/Pittsburgh, PA
Sept. 3: Marion Court/Lancaster, PA
Tickets for July 20’s performance at Fontaine Place are available here for $10.