Clay Pigeon music video released
So excited to unveil the first single, Clay Pigeon, to my upcoming album titled YouTopia. It’s the first release of a trilogy of singles, relating a man’s relationship against and within society’s struggles; manufactured wants and needs, and its inherent dysfunction.
Ben Anderson releases new single and music video for ‘Clay Pigeon’
YouTopia EP available late 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — ‘Clay Pigeon’ is Ben Anderson’s first release of a trilogy of singles relating a man’s relationship against and within society’s struggles; manufactured wants and needs, and its inherent dysfunction. All three singles are off his upcoming EP YouTopia, expected to be released in late 2017 on Chromodyne.
View ‘Clay Pigeon’ music video HERE.
Directed by Olivier Zahm, ‘Clay Pigeon’ is a commentary on gun violence and mental illness in the United States. The main character is a “Beatles meets Radiohead” rocker named ‘STR8TSHOOTERAK’ who is overworked and overmedicated. He loses his sense of rationale and begins to take extreme measures to cope with his discontent. Featuring Luxbot Lacheln as the dissociative Kali Goddess, who summons chaos from our darkest Id. Our subject descends into authoritarianism under the direction of the Kali Goddess, spear-heading a movement with his disciples.
Olivier Zahm is also the founder and owner of Electric Lotus Music, a recording studio located in North Phoenix, where he co-wrote, produced and engineered the single Clay Pigeon.
Inspired by eclectic singer-songwriters like David Bowie, Frank Ocean, and Stevie Wonder; Ben Anderson writes and performs his music using balance as his mantra. Songwriters like Bowie are powerful storytellers that create art with the appropriate combination of structure and freeform. They may venture into other genres of music, but they still manage to sound like themselves.
In 2016, Anderson released his debut EP Where the Lights Go? to critical acclaim. It made the Phoenix New Times’ end-of-the-year list for top 40 EPs released by a Phoenix artist in 2016. The lead single “Perfect” was featured on a compilation playlist of the Best Local Picks for the 2016 edition of Ignite Phoenix and selected by music writer Ed Masley as one of the top singles in March 2017 on AZCentral. Anderson has performed at popular music venues in the Phoenix area such as Crescent Ballroom, Rhythm Room, Valley Bar, and Last Exit Live. He has also performed at music festivals such as Sidepony Express Music Festival and the Phoenix Festival of the Arts.
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