Multi-Grammy nominated duo Louis York (Chuck Harmony & Claude Kelly) is back at it, giving fans a new anthem with the release of their single “It Is What It Is,” which they also wrote and produced. The accompanying video was directed by Karl Weidmann. Inspired by the changes within their lives and events across the nation and the world (pandemic, politics, social unrest, war), the duo turned their lessons learned into this feel-good song that will automatically make you want to do so a two-step and throw your cares away. The single is familiar yet fresh, laced with guitar riffs and synthesizers reminiscent of when music was carefree and experiential. “It Is What It Is” encourages listeners to accept what they can’t change and celebrate their wins (big or small). The duo will follow up this release with a video that will be just as unique and imaginative.
“‘It Is What It Is’ is an anthem about letting go of all that we can’t control in this crazy world in order to make room for more love, more amazing LOYO art, more togetherness,” states Louis York. “We believe this is the way forward and is how we play a part in reuniting.”
“It Is What It Is” is one of many new singles the duo plans on releasing this year as Chuck and Claude gear up for their sophomore album Healing Feeling. In 2019, Louis York released their debut album America Griots, which produced songs “Don’t Forget,” “Teach Me a Song,” and “No Regrets.” Besides finishing their forthcoming album, Louis York is back in the studio writing and producing for artists like labelmates The Shindellas (debut album “Hits That Stick Like Grits” out now), and more.