PREMIERE: MC Lars’ “Triforce” is about—you guessed it—power, wisdom and courage

photo: Nicole Mago

MC Lars has long described his music as “post-punk laptop rap,” but we’ve thought of a shorter, even more accurate description: “fun.” The Oakland, California-based MC never shies away from having a good time, and his new album, The Zombie Dinosaur LP, is full of audio documents proving as such—but his new song, “Triforce,” is more on the serious tip for the rapper. In it, Lars pens letters to people from his former life (including himself) and the accompanying music video shows the reality of his current life—inside a van, mostly. We’ll let Lars explain:

“‘Triforce’ is a song about believing in yourself and surviving in a complicated and difficult industry through tapping into power, wisdom and courage. It’s basically me writing three letters: to my first girlfriend, to ‘me’ in my 20s and to me now. The video was edited together from footage we filmed while on my last tour with MC Chris. ‘The Legend Of Zelda’ has always been a powerful game to me and is somewhat like touring: You have to strategically get to the next level (i.e. venue), keep your power up (i.e. money and health) and try not to die. I am lucky I’ve been able to do this for 12 years.”

MC Lars’ The Zombie Dinosaur LP comes out November 6 via Horris Records.

Catch MC Lars on tour this fall with Koo Koo Kanga Roo:

Thursday, October 01, 2015 Dublin, GA Theatre Dublin
Friday, October 02, 2015 Statesboro, GA Averitt Center of the Arts
Saturday, October 03, 2015 Orlando, FL Back Booth
Sunday, October 4, 2015 Atlanta, GA Masquerade (purg)
Monday, October 5, 2015 Carrboro, NC Cats Cradle
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 Richmond, VA The Broadberry
Sunday, October 11, 2015 Boston, MA Thunder Road
Monday, October 12, 2015 Rochester, NY Montage
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Toronto, ONT Cave
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Lansing, MI Macs Bar
Thursday, October 15, 2015 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
Sunday, October 18, 2015 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey
Monday, October 19, 2015 San Antonio, TX Korova
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Phoenix, AZ Rebel
Thursday, October 22, 2015 Fullerton, CA Slidebar
Sunday, October 25, 2015 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 Portland, OR Hawthorne Lounge
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Seattle, WA El Corazon Small
Thursday, October 29, 2015 Missoula, MT Stage 112
Saturday, October 31, 2015 St. Paul, MN The Amsterdam Bar
Monday, November 2, 2015 Des Moines, IA Woolys
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 Denver, CO Marquis
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court