Lynne Revo-Cohen of I Will Productions has released an inspirational song and video to GOTV for Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in the Georgia Senate Runoff race. “We’re On Fire In Georgia”, with itsdriving beat, hard-hitting message, and provocative singers, Cecily Bumbray, Jacie Lee Almira, and JChris, delivers a powerful message to people in Georgia who want to preserve our Democracy – Vote with Passion Georgia Jan 5th!
There are verses for women’s rights, gun safety for students, and for Dreamers with a message that the civil rights we have fought so hard to protect will not survive if Mitch McConnell stays in power in the Senate. So every Georgian needs to vote for Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock to give President Elect Biden and Vice President Elect Harris the power to preserve our rights and move us forward.
Lynne Revo-Cohen, songwriter and music video producer, has written progressive message songs for both Clinton campaigns, the Obama campaign, UN Women, the Women’s March of 2017, and songs to reflect her work to support Diversity/Equity/Inclusion and Prevention of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Pay Equity, LGBTQIA+, Vets with PTSD, and a tribute to medical essential workers in the Pandemic.
Aliza Hava is an award-winning singer/songwriter whose music reflects the deepest levels of love, life, and positive social change. Aliza interlaces the elements; earth and sky, fire and water. Her transcendent voice recreates the mystical tone of Stevie Nicks, the raw soul of Janis Joplin, and the energizing strength of Florence Welch. With her award-winning infusion of folk, rock, pop, and R&B, Aliza heals the tiny forgotten bits of ourselves while rekindling our memories, setting our feet on the path back home and calling us to rise into our best versions of ourselves. We caught up with Aliza as she shares her inspiration for her new video “More Than Anything.”
Tell us the story of this song, why did you choose to visualize this song specifically in this way?
The video was filmed on the Santa Cruz coastline on the Monterey Bay. The videography was done by Wooden Mirror Productions, and cinematographer Matt Widman. Asher Kaplan filmed the harmonica footage separately at Natural Bridges Beach and I did all the video editing myself. As an indie artist, I’ve been working on up-leveling my media skillset so I can bring more creative visions to life. This is the first video I’ve ever edited with all original footage and I’m really happy with how it turned out!
What was the inspiration behind this video (visuals, storyline, etc.)?
With the visuals, I wanted to show the dynamics of searching for lost love, almost in a dream-like state with the tension between longing and hopefulness. The song has an upbeat vibe and so being on the beach during a beautiful day and then walking into the sunset captures that interplay. As well, the harmonica is a symbol for that love, played on the song and performed in the video by LA based musician Bergen Moore. He and I met while I was on tour in India. He was on a year long motorcycle trek and we met two days before my trip ended. We became instant friends and the first time we ever played the song together was during a jam session at a hostel we were both staying at in New Delhi. We then kept having synchronistic encounters in San Francisco and New York, which is how he ended up recording on the track.
What was the process of making this video?
The song came to me in a dream. In the dream, I was onstage playing a song I’d never heard before with a full band and a ripping harmonica riff. When I woke up, I was like, “what a cool song. Who wrote that?” And my creative muse was like, “you did! Go get a pen and write it down now!” Boom, it was born. Bergen was the first musician to ever jam on the riff in real life and he nailed it the first time, which is why it was so cool that he ended up being part of the recording and filming process.
The guitar in the video is a 7-string, fanned-fret custom acoustic made by legendary luthier, Jeff Traugott. I met Jeff a few months after I had moved to Santa Cruz at the Santa Cruz Luthier Exhibit. We started talking about guitars and ended up becoming friends. He loaned me this for the making of the video. His guitars are world classhttps://www.traugottguitars.com/
Exploding onto the scene with a DIY ethos and an unforgettable live show, MONOWHALES have spent the last three years firmly establishing themselves as one of the most exciting new bands on the Canadian musical landscape. The band’s first single from their upcoming album, “All or Nothing,” was released this past August, hitting Top 10 at Alternative Radio in Canada and continuing to climb.
Their latest offering, “BL/FF (Fake Friends),” drips confidence, oozes slickness, and provokes the listener to be promiscuous as hell. Imagine a late night – your phone dings and you get that far too familiar message. “U up?” appears in that blue text bubble and you say “fuck it.” You jump in your car at 3am, and turn “BL/FF (Fake Friends)” up, surrounded by streetlights and heavy feelings of lust on your way to some spicy sleepover.
Gillian Stone is a Toronto-based multi-instrumentalist who aims to reconcile tenderness and dark emotion in her work. Her music is an exploration of inner and outer landscapes, turbulent feelings, recovery, and the juxtaposition of femininity and imperfection. She uses vulnerability to create a safe space to explore the dichotomy of beauty and discomfort. Gillian’s debut single “Bridges” is a building, echoing psych-folk track written during a summer of self-imposed turbulence.
London, ON born Indigenous electro-pop DJ Wolf Saga’s aim is to keep you dancing with catchy hooks while inspiring deeper contemplation. His work references contemporary issues close-to-home, from missing and murdered Indigenous women, to toxic relationships and equality. Wolf Saga’s philosophy is that music has the ability to touch on, and speak to, societal issues while still ensuring you have a good time on the dancefloor.Wolf Saga’s new self-titled debut album represents eight years of personal and musical development – the soundtrack to a chapter in his life. The album’s self-produced focus track “Fall Out” is an upbeat, danceable synth-driven track with a funky bassline.
Toronto-based alt-pop artist Josh Tavares has been a music lover from an early age. Josh began experimenting with original music when he was 10 and took every opportunity he could to perform. Writing music is by far his favorite part of the creative process and almost always starts with a title and works his way through the verses and chorus from there.
Josh’s new single “Tightrope” is a downtempo alt-pop track exploring the contrast of your real emotions versus what you choose to show everyone around you.