Video Premiere: V feat. Yameen Allworld – Into The Light

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New Jersey-bred singer/songwriter Valvin “V” Roane has been making waves in neo-soul and R&B for some time now. Over the years, he’s collaborated with artists including Masters at Work, Jill Scott, Common and The Roots, to name but a few. Plus, he’s toured extensively and has performed on an array of popular TV shows.

V lets his silky voice soar on the smooth, soulful cut “Into The Light” feat. Yameen Allworld. The song — culled from Image A Nation (BBE) out in early September 2020 — will be released tomorrow as a single. Leveraging an uncomplicated acoustic guitar part, crisp drums and keyboards, it’s the simple, uplifting song we need right now.

We’re thrilled to world premiere the music video for “Into The Light” filmed and directed by Harold Russell. Hit the play button below and enjoy these easygoing vibes. And as V so rightly sings, “Don’t get left in the dark.”

Image by Joey Adarkwah

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Video Premiere: FABRIK – Everest

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Attentive readers of Big Shot will remember our video premiere of “Tesseract (NO SKIN Remix)” from Birmingham, U.K.-based trip-hop/electronica/rock quartet FABRIK from last May. 

After their song “Black Lake” was used on the Hulu drama series Light as a Feather, the band gained a following in the U.S. Despite having never traveled to the States, their upcoming sophomore album was crowdfunded by American fans. The result of their fans’ goodwill is their second full-length, Impermanence, on July 10.

We’re thrilled to world premiere the visually stunning music video for “Everest” — a title which borrows the name of the highest mountain in the world — edited by vocalist Hayley Trower.

The video opens with a first-person view soaring through the clouds. As the song unfurls we’re introduced to breathtaking scenes of natural beauty — snowcapped mountains and glaciers to a sun-soaked forest and starry night. Taking in the smoldering downtempo track and captivating imagery will give your goosebumps goosebumps.

Hit the play button below and enjoy.

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Video Premiere: Kashiwa Daisuke – Deepblue (Slowmix)

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Japanese artist/composer/remixer Kashiwa Daisuke has been exploring post-rock since his stint as a member of Yodaka. Since 2004 the Tokyo-based Daisuke has been taking his musical aspirations further as a solo artist by experimenting with electronic music and beyond.

This month sees Daisuke release his three-track april​.​#02 Live via Subcontinental Records.

We’re pleased to world premiere the music video for “Deepblue (Slowmix)” directed by Sharath U Holla.

What’s immediately striking about the video is that it was filmed around New York City before the COVID-19 pandemic reared its ugly head.

Over Daisuke’s heartfelt composition comprised of gentle piano and tender strings mundane parts of New York life – a squirrel jetting up a tree in the park, a subway train pulling into a station or street performers playing music – unintentionally take on a new meaning of a collective life once lived.

Hit the play button below and enjoy.

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Video Premiere: Vijunns – Overlay

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Los Angeles-based Jeremy Raskin creates music and art under his Vijunns nom de plume. Raskin’s musical output is an intoxicating blend of warm electronica laden with ebullient synths, waves of atmospheric pads and bubbling melodies. It’s truly gorgeous stuff.

We’re thrilled to world premiere the evocative video for Vijunns’ “Overlay,” a piece of art that creates an experience of light, space and sound.

Filmed at Bombay Beach in California, the song and its accompanying video stirs the soul and briefly counters the present-day chaos we’re all struggling to survive within.

Raskin shared the backstory to the video with us:

“I worked with my friend, collaborator and VJ James Bishop on crafting this video. Out of all my friends, he knows my music the best as he’s helped me in the creation of the visuals set up for the A/V show. Originally when we were location scouting, we were looking at the super bloom in Anzo Borrego as a place to potentially shoot. The vibe wasn’t right, so he suggested we go find somewhere along the Salton Sea for a location. We both discovered Bombay Beach and we immediately knew that this town encapsulated the feeling of ‘Overlay.’ The feeling of desolation is highly present in the art as well as the urban decay happening at Bombay Beach. I wanted to have the staircase in the album art present at some point in this video. We were lucky to find that just down the road from Bombay Beach. Ivan Argote had his A Point of View installation at Desert X and we got his approval to shoot there.

“Celina Anderson (Cena Stardust) is the dancer seen in the video. She’s been a wandering performer and dancer at festivals all over the west coast including Lightning In a Bottle and Symbiosis Gathering. Her use of interacting with props as well as environments made her the perfect fit for this video. We wanted to invoke a character who was in a familiar but unknown setting exploring the landscape of Bombay Beach.”

Hit the play button below and enjoy.

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