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Videos For A Lazy Sunday: Mas Ysa’s ‘Why’

To celebrate his signing to MapleMusic Recordings, Montreal artist Mas Ysa has unveiled the video for ‘Why’.

Purple Milk produced the video andĀ Natalia Leite co-directed the video. It was shot near Mas Ysa’s , aka Thomas Arsenault, current home of Woodstock, NY. It shows a conflict-lated relationship being hashed out in a dark hockey arena.

Arsenault is a restless spirit, developing his music in Sao Paulo’s rave scene before working with avant-garde artists in Ohio and San Francisco before landing in Brooklyn where he adopted the Mas Ysa moniker. He produced albums forĀ Cass McCombs and Laurel Halo in his loft studio.

He relocated to Woodstock in 2013 and began work on his Worth EP, a nine track effort that features bangers, ballads and experimental tracks. It also showcases his songwriting ability. Worth is out on February 4.

Catch Mas Ysa on the following dates.

01/24 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY*

01/25 Black Cat, Washington D.C.*

01/26 Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia PA*

02/18 Mississippi Studios, Portland OR**

02/19 Barboza, Seattle WA**

02/21 Rickshaw Pop, San Francisco CA**

02/22 Bootleg, Los Angeles CA**

06/19-21 North By Northeast Festival, Toronto ON

* w/Delorean

** w/Lawrence Rothman

1. Vanya

2. Why

3. David Wessels

4. Life Way Up From

5. Worth

6. Shame

7. Ktidal

8. Yes

9. Years