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The One Eighties Take the Crown With Sophomore Single, “No King”

Disco-Americana duo The One Eighties returned with their second single, “No King” on Saturday, October 14th.

The track follows an energy-filled performance at AmericanaFest in September. As Autumn Brand and Daniel Cook return to their home studio, they continue to highlight their genre mixing mastery by combining traditional roots instrumentation with gorgeous string performances — and topping it all off with groove-inducing synths. “No King” sends a message of resilience in the face of oppression (“I’m taking off your crown / what goes up comes down,”) but makes sure the listener has a good time throughout.

Always true to their name, The One Eighties made some brand-new creative decisions with the production of “No King” that they’d never explored before. The song’s release speaks to the power of combined mediums, as it was conceived in somewhat of a reverse order in relation to its outlandishly fun music video.

“We scripted the video before the song was even done,” shares singer Autumn Brand. “Doing it this way allowed us to finish the song with the video in mind instead of the other way around.”

With a recent performance on CBS’s My Carolina Today and features in publications like Raleigh Magazine, the New Reveille alumni continue to receive wide acclaim. “No King” is a triumphant sophomore piece and a taste of what’s to come with The One Eighties’ debut album, arriving in 2023.

Listen to “No King” and The One Eighties’ debut single, “Dead Star Light,” on all your favorite streaming platforms. Find this and more great music on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify and YouTube.

Alchemical Records Contributing Writer Emma Downes

Emma Downes

Emma Downes is a recent graduate of DeSales University in Center Valley, PA, where she studied English and Communication. As a lifelong writer and music lover, she is happy to be incorporating both into her work for Alchemical Records. When she’s not writing, she enjoys getting to know the DMV entertainment scene, drawing, and spending time with her four siblings.  

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