"Thrill me" live from Kairos Music Group
"Fire" Live from Kairos Music Group
With Dawn I wanted to capture the serenity and peacefulness of the morning and the coming of a new day.In a way it's a new beginning for me and shaking off pessimism that has plagued me of recent. Going in to this music video I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do with it but i wanted to try to make it as natural and realistic as possible. While of course i don't stand on towers every morning( actually I never do because I'm not fond of heights), nature is a reoccurring theme in the song and I wanted to emphasize it's impact on my mornings and inspiration for this song. A couple people have asked me why I made the decision to not look into the camera, my reasoning for this was I wanted my lyrics to come across as naturally as possible. It's still a performance of course I knew the camera was on me and was mindful of it but I feel we captured a much more natural feel than the cliche "rap into the camera" music video. Now some of you may think, is that the same guy on bass ,guitar and drums? The answer is yes,his name is Chip and that was actually the room the song was recorded in. When the idea came up to have Chip cloned in the video I was very hesitant because I wasn't sure how it would look but our director Byron Wolter did an incredible job making the shots blend.It's so seamless that most people didn't even catch that Chip was cloned(this music video is truly a testament to the skill of Byron).This song was anything but easy for me. I mainly stick to faster tempos but with this track I really wanted to slow down, experiment with spacing,tone and ambiance.Overall I couldn't be happier with how things came out, now I just have to figure out how to get it out there.