About a week ago, I reconnected with Jesse Blight, a smart director and my old dorm-mate from first year at YorkU. About fifteen minutes into our reunion, we agreed to shoot a video for the Broad Way Sleep song, Shy & Out of Season. About three days later we shot the video—mostly on location at the vintage store Cabaret, Queen Street, Toronto.
About two days ago, Broad Way Sleep was honoured to learn that Shy has been selected as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition! Very exciting news. The competition is judged by Rihanna, Peter Gabriel, Timbaland, Keane, Regina Spektor, Adele, Robert Smith (the Cure), K’Naan and others.
About a day ago, I saw a cut of the video. Count on me posting that soon!
Thanks to Liana Yates for her behind the scenes photography.
Music: Alexander Punzalan Junior, Ralph Joseph
Lyrics: Robert Bolton
Vocals: Robert Bolton, Sarah Shafey, Alexander Punzalan Junior
More photo’s after the jump.
Broad Way Sleep has been nominated in the 10th annual Independent Music Awards! A song I wrote with Ralph Joseph and Alexander The, “Something to Touch” is up for best rap/hip-hop song. Judging panel for this international awards program includes Seal, Suzanne Vega, Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Beth Gibbons (Portishead), Jeremy Taggart (Our Lady Peace), Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy), Ozzy Osbourne and more. Fans can vote too, so please do!
Broad Way Sleep is a songwriting collective I’m in with Ralph Joseph, Alexander The, and Sarah Shafey (and some others from time to time). Our new single is Sound The Alarm. I conceived the artwork with the talented designer Christine Mangosing - obvious nod to the famous poster by Russian Constructivist, Aleksandr Rodchenko. 1LoveTO just posted the song. So go have a listen.