Guillotine (http://youtu.be/slFGQz7H2I0) is the first single from my sophomore album, I Can Do Better – available now: http://www.djbooth.net/index/mixtapes/entry/shane-eli-icdb/
The track deals with our collective obsession with fame and the potential dark side to attaining the success we’ve always dreamed of.
I used big synths and bass notes to make the track, along with a marching clap/snare. There’s a haunting vocal sample on the track that tells the songs story of trying to make people love you as fans etc. The video is going to explore the dark side of becoming a star.
My goal is to raise money to produce a music video to accompany the song, and spread it virally to build awareness about the album. Just like with my first album The Push, I wrote, performed and produced every element of I Can Do Better in my apartment - producing the beats on my kitchen. I put every cent I have into this project, getting it professionally mixed and mastered, building a website and raising awareness. If I could afford to underwrite the video myself I would.
I've already met with a phenomenal director named Shane Abbess. His Australian film Gabriel was a huge success and a great movie. Read about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_%28film%29
In addition he has a big studio movie in development with Dino DeLaurentis’ company in Hollywood.
Not only is Shane on board, he recently managed to get the incredibly talented Brandon Cox onboard as a cinematographer. Brandon is one of the most sought after DP’s working today. He has shot everyone from Eminem, Swizz Beats, Young Jeezy, Jermaine Dupri, Mario and more….check his videos here: http://www.brandoncoxdp.com
Putting this album together has been one of the best experiences of my life, and I hope you can help me enhance the outreach of its important message by contributing to the production of this video.
Thank you for your continued support.
- (21 days)