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Today is International Worker’s Day aka May Day, so it’s appropriate that underground miner and workers’ rights activist Mickey O’Brien drops his new video for second single “Gabriel’s Horn” off new EP Twin Flame: The Honey Bear Saga, available on digital and cassette.

The second single from Twin Flame: The Honey Bear Saga (Hand’Solo Records) is “Gabriel’s Horn”, with Anthony Rinaldi on saxophone and DJ Uncle Fester on cuts. Each song on the Honey Bear EP has a relation to a tarot card, as presented on the artwork of the cassette and Bandcamp versions of the release. For “Gabriel’s Horn” it’s the Judgement Card depicting the archangel Gabriel blowing his trumpet to announce an awakening of the heart and the mind, as well as a larger awakening of the societal consciousness, replaced on the single by producer Fresh Kils iconically punching the buttons of his MPC.

1. Gabriel’s Horn (feat Anthony Rinaldi)
2. Gabriel’s Horn (feat Anthony Rinaldi) [radio edit]
3. Gabriel’s Horn (feat Anthony Rinaldi) [instrumental]
4. Gabriel’s Horn (The Dirty Sample Remix) (feat Anthony Rinaldi)
5. Gabriel’s Horn (The Dirty Sample Remix) (feat Anthony Rinaldi) [radio edit]
6. Gabriel’s Horn (The Dirty Sample Remix) (feat Anthony Rinaldi) [instrumental]
7. Gabriel’s Horn [acapella]

Lyrics written and performed by Mickey O’Brien
Produced by Fresh Kils
Cuts by Uncle Fester
Saxophone by Anthony Rinaldi
Remix by The Dirty Sample

Mastered by Dorc
Artwork by Selene Toffoli

The accompanying music video is an animated short film. Created by Baked Clown Animation & Red Dented Can Productions in collaboration with O’Brien, the video is the artistic rendition by animator Nathan Hynes of Mickey O’Brien’s world: mining culture, love and loss, personal struggle and triumph. The video follows O’Brien as he works at the mine and travels to see his girlfriend in Toronto. “I really wanted to show the mining aspect of my day job and how proud I am to represent the culture of our great city,” O’Brien says of the concept, concluding, “I’m usually working two CN Towers underground, literally.” Truly, hip hop gets deep with Mickey O’Brien on “Gabriel’s Horn”.