'Johnny Red' Single Release
I am proud to say that I have the opportunity to release a new song with a video.
It is a full band studio single which I recorded in Newcastle Australia at Heavy Feet Studios and Holliday Music, earlier this year. It is apart of a four track concept which I am releasing at the end of the year. The songs have been recorded in all different parts of Newcastle with local musicians.
The song, 'Johnny Red' follows the tale of a 19th Century British convict sent to work in the coal mines near Newcastle, in early European Australia. I wrote this song some years ago, out on my friend's little farm out in the Hunter Valley, where most of the still existing mines are being dug. I was inspired to write and discover the stories and emotions behind why the mines are there today.
The clip, which I acted, directed and edited on my own (with a little help from a couple of very good friends), sees 'Musk' wandering through the streets of the modern day Australian mining town of Newcastle, looking for riches, after being possessed by an old mining axe that he finds on the beach. It took a whole day to film, just before I had to leave for Europe! AND, it almost didn't happen because Karl forgot his camera batteries. Wow. (But we managed to find a new camera in the end.) Here we are. :)
Anyway I'd like to thank you all for supporting Musk thus far. I hope that you can help me out and share this with you friends and on your social networks. I am just running independently at the moment, so that would mean the world. Let's do good and great things.
Listen to the track on Soundcloud.
Watch the clip here on Youtube.