Posted August 30, 2015 at 4:30 am

Heroes!

My song Hero’s version by Pegboard Nerds is being used for a very cool promo – it’s a reboot of an older TV show about superheroes, who are regular kids – well, sometimes. It’s called ‘Heroes Reborn’. This clip is so fun, it energizes me and makes me feel like I could be a superhero, too. Hmm. Food for thought.

Posted August 1, 2015 at 4:28 am

Icarus Music Video

I have met so many incredible, creative and talented people over the past couple of years.

One of these is Christina Yee, who I had the honor of meeting last year at a very special curated event called Hatch.

Christina is a filmmaker, a passionate, warm and lovely human being. I fell in love with the short animated film she screened at the event. The film was ‘Miss Todd’, and it had won a slew of awards, including a student Academy Award.

The movie was inspired by a real person – specifically, Lilian Todd – the first woman who designed an airplane.

As I was about to release my new album ‘Messenger’, I was struck by how one of the songs on the record resonated with the film’s subject matter – and I approached Christina with an idea to take the footage of the film and make a music video. We agreed that the melancholy, but uplifting nature of the song would give new meaning to the film’s story.

The video was edited by Camille Penalver.

To find out more about the makers of the film, watch the full length version, as well as read about the painstaking process of making it, check out this site: http://www.misstoddfilm.com

 

Posted July 30, 2015 at 4:16 am

Music video for ‘Trap’

Here is a new music video, shot and directed by my art director and partner in crime Missy Washingon,  aka i102fly.

It also features a good friend, an amazing guitar maker and artisan James Trussart, looking and acting mysterious.

See if you can recognize a few of the symbols in this video and what they mean. This is arguably the darkest song/video of mine to date. In the next entry I’ll disclose what this song means to me (hint: it’s not about love – or at least, not about romantic love).

This song was also featured in a major Russian motion picture ‘Ghost’. We will post a video with footage from the film, as well, sometime soon.

The song was co-written with my lovely collaborator Jonathan Paulsen.

Posted June 30, 2015 at 4:11 am

My new album is out!

I won’t lie, last few weeks have been tough.

I have been dealing with family matters as well as some pretty wrenching self doubt.

But the show must go on, and this is an album I am proud to set free into the big world out there.

There are a few videos to follow, as soon as a few days from now.

And for now, the album has been released on iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/messenger/id996073887

I hope I can keep going and do some great things – but I also hope the music may just speak for itself.

I am in Moscow, spending some time with my mother – and onwards to London in a week’s time, with three more shows left – London, L.A. and San Francisco.

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Posted May 15, 2015 at 9:00 am

Trap (lyrics)

Trap

 

If you could only see

I couldn’t love you more

If you belong to me

I’ll hold you

I’ll keep you

 

But I get so hypnotized

I’m lost

I’m paralyzed

I want to hear your lies

You choke me

You bleed me

 

I want to die

When I feel you inside my mind

 

Hearts weren’t meant to last

Breathe in the broken glass           

Tell me it’s going to pass

You’ll need me

You’ll heal me

 

I want to die

When I feel you inside my mind

 

If I loved you more than life

Wouldn’t matter if you died

I’ll follow you

I’ll carry you

I’ll try to make it beautiful again

Without the lies, without the pain

Cause in my heart, I know we’ll reunite

 

I want to die

When I feel you inside my mind

I want to cry

Cause I know I’ve run out of time

 

These moments in time I knew you were mine

Take me, forgive me

Love me, believe me

It drives me insane

I know – it's only a game

Take me, forgive me

Love me, believe me

This is a trap and I know it will kill me.

  Trap