Watsky Delivers 'Tiny Glowing Screens Pt. 3' Video, Announces New Album 'x Infinity': Exclusive Premiere

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Slam poet-turned-rapper Watsky is setting his sights on forever with his forthcoming fifth album x Infinity

The San Francisco-bred hip-hop poet, whose first book How To Ruin Everything hit the Top 10 of the New York Times Best Sellers list, has been keeping busy in the studio as x Infinity will be executive produced by Russell Simmons -- the two connected when he was featured on Season 6 of Simmons' HBO series Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry -- and will host some production by longtime collaborator Anderson .Paak with contributions from Twenty One Pilots drummer Josh Dun, among others.

Watsky Announces 'All You Can Do' Album, Unveils New 'Whoa, Whoa, Whoa' Video: Watch

Watsky, who has also received a co-sign from Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, says that he moved to New York to work on new material and calls his upcoming project "my most ambitious album yet." He adds, "[x Infinity] is the culmination of many hundreds of hours and months of sweat, frustration and inspiration."

To seal the deal, Watsky is also gifting a new visual for "Tiny Glowing Screens Part 3" featuring Camila Recchio and Danny “Skyhigh” McClain. He tells Billboard of the Jackson Adams-directed clip, which employs a slow-motion camera, "It was a fun and silly shoot. We waited around for the frame to be lit, Jackson yelled "action" and we would knock over a tray of champagne glasses, or throw water balloons at a screaming guy holding road flares, or toss a handful of bras at our guitar players but the results were so striking and beautiful, and it's probably my favorite video yet."

See the video as well as the dates for his forthcoming trek below and stay tuned for x Infinity landing Aug. 19. 

Sept 2 / Club Red / Phoenix, AZ
Sept 3 / Sunshine / Albuquerque, NM
Sept 4 / Tricky Falls / El Paso, TX
Sept 6 / Emo’s / Austin, TX
Sept 7 / HOB / Dallas, TX
Sept 8 / HOB / Houston, TX
Sept 9 / HOB / New Orleans, LA
Sept 10 / Vinyl / Pensacola, FL
Sept 11 / The Beacham / Orlando, FL
Sept 13 / The Orpheum / Tampa, FL
Sept 14 / Club Downtowner / Tallahassee, FL
Sept 15 / The Loft / Atlanta, GA
Sept 16 / Neighborhood Theatre / Charlotte, NC
Sept 17 / Baltimore SoundStage / Baltimore, MD
Sept 19 / Altar Bar / Pittsburgh, PA
Sept 20 / TLA / Philadelphia, PA
Sep 24 / Academy / Dublin, UK
Sep 26 / Library / Birmingham, UK
Sep 27 / King Tuts / Glasgow, UK
Sep 28 / Club Academy / Manchester, UK
Sep 29 / Islington Assembly Hall / London, UK
Sep 30 / Clwb Ifor Bach / Cardiff, UK
Oct 01 / Les Etoiles / Paris, FRA
Oct 02 / Orangerie @ Botanique / Brussels, BEL
Oct 04 / Melkweg / Amsterdam, HOL
Oct 05 / Yuca / Cologne, GER
Oct 06 / Molotow / Hamburg, GER
Oct 07 / Loppen / Copenhagen, DEN
Oct 08 / Parkteateret / Oslo, NOR
Oct 09 / Debaser Strand / Stockholm, SWE
Oct 11 / Kuddes Linja / Helsinki, FIN
Oct 21 / Irving Plaza / New York, NY
Oct 22 / Irving Plaza / New York, NY
Oct 23 / HOB / Boston, MA
Oct 25 / Port City Music Hall / Portland, ME
Oct 26 / Belmont / Montreal, QC
Oct 27 / Opera House / Toronto, ON
Oct 28 / Agora Ballroom / Cleveland, OH
Oct 29 / Newport Music Hall / Columbus, OH
Nov 1 / Majestic / Detroit, MI
Nov 2 / Concord / Chicago, IL
Nov 3 / First Avenue / Minneapolis, MN
Nov 4 / The Rave II / Milwaukee, WI
Nov 5 / Granada / Lawrence, KS
Nov 6 / Bourbon Theatre / Lincoln, NE
Nov 8 / Cervantes / Denver, CO
Nov 9 / Complex / Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 10 / Knitting Factory / Boise, ID
Nov 11 / Showbox / Seattle, WA
Nov 12 / Rio Theatre / Vancouver, BC
Nov 13 / Roseland / Portland, OR
Nov 15 / WOW Hall / Eugene, OR
Nov 18 / Soma / San Diego, CA
Nov 25 / Warfield / San Francisco, CA
Nov 26 / Fonda / Los Angeles, CA

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