PRESS RELEASE – BRICK LONDON
Impact date: 10 March 2017
Alternative soul artist EBSON follows up Adapt to Thrive with new single RED, accompanied by a visually striking music video Directed by Graeme Mortimer Evelyn. Debut single Adapt to Thrive received support from tastemakers including Indie Shuffle and The 405, praising EBSON for his emotive blend of blues and soul.
With his unmistakably London sound, taking influence from the city around him, EBSON tells a tale of courage within a relationship, and finding the strength to leave. The song rises and falls as the story sweeps through a battlefield of love and sin. With a sweeping cinematic feel, haunting piano music builds to marching drums as the story reaches its crashing crescendo. RED was produced by Charlie, who also recently produced Jorja Smith’s EP and was mixed by Grammy nominee Alex Evans.
The video was directed by internationally renowned visual artist, musician and curator Graeme Mortimer Evelyn and stars dancers Nandi Bhebhe (Tate Modern, A Midsummer Nights Dream at The Globe) and Renako McDonald (Cirque du Soleil, Disney’s Tarzan). Conceptualised by Graeme Mortimer Evelyn and EBSON, the dancers were given direction to move around within the space, made to look like a home, in Seven Sisters, London. The chemistry between the two dancers is evident, and energetic movement illustrates the heart-rending battle between the two.
“..For me the narrative of my music has to translate across everything, from the images to the approach of the video and thankfully I had an incredible team behind this to make that vision come to life. I really wanted to come at this as a piece of performance art that even without the music, could stand alone and still show the emotion and conflict within the relationship..” – EBSON
“..It was clear to me as (RED) director that to visually conceptualise EBSON’s stunning lyrics of the beautiful sadness of tragic love, the challenge would be to dramatically articulate the unseen and inexplicable internal bonds developed during profound intimacy. These emotional connections that we create can be so hard to break even to the most brave and courageous. I wanted the dancers not only to express these emotions we all relate too, through dynamic movement and facial expression, but also through detailing how the intimate relationships we create have these invisible bonds of interwoven fabric that continually stretch, contort and fall..” – Graeme Mortimer Evelyn
EBSON will release a debut EP in 2017.
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