Atmosphere Shares “Okay,” Announces New Album

Atmosphere, the Minneapolis duo of Slug and Ant, share the video “Okay,” another look at its new studio album So Many Other Realities Exist Simultaneously (Rhymesayers) set for release on Friday May 5, 2023. “Okay” showcases Slug as he raps over one of the most dynamic productions Ant has ever released, as the song lays the groundwork for an album-length exercise in fumbling consciousness.

The video is directed by Marmofilms, and features an eclectic cast of guest stars, including actress Taryn Manning, rappers Murs & Chino XL, pro wrestler “Platinum” Max Caster, and more. So Many Other Realities Exist Simultaneously is an almost unnerving excavation of paranoia inspired by the general malaise of a pandemic-weary society full of civil unrest. The album features guest appearances from Sa-Roc, Murkage Dave, Shepard Albertson, Bat Flower, and cover art by renowned visual artist Michael Alan Alien. 

Slug explains the new single is “a gentle reminder that you are gonna be Okay. I have no idea how you’ll manage, but I fully believe in you.” Previously teased album cuts “Sterling” & “Thanxiety” are available today, as well as the 2022 single “Sculpting With Fire.”

The pioneering duo has also announced European tour dates, beginning at the Electric Ballroom in London, UK on 11 May and finishing in Oslo, NO at Parkteatret on 21 May.  This will mark their first Europe tour since 2019, Slug adds “…it’s been four years too long, we are coming back to Europe to make party, this May!” Atmosphere will be joined by HEBL and special guests. 

Tickets are on sale Friday 24 February via this link

European Tour Dates

11 May – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom

12 May – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg

13 May – Cologne, DE @ Gebäude 9

15 May – Paris, FR @ La Bellevilloise

17 May – Berlin, DE @ Hole44

19 May – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset

20 May – Stockholm, SE @ Kägelbanan

21 May – Oslo, NO @ Parkteatret

US Tour Dates

25 May – Monterey, CA @ Cali Roots

16 June – Greenwood Village, CO @ Fiddler’s Green