Frenchman Joakim who had that great poppy track you may remember 'Lonely Hearts' releases his much anticipated follow-up album Milky Ways today! It is definitely more experimental and darker than I remember him being, but that's a good thing!
Really digging the live video he has for album opener 'Back to the Wilderness' were he's rocking it live with his band. Sounds very raw and makes me crave seeing them perform live. Must be intense!
Their record label !K7 is holding a special contest for their next single from the album 'Spiders'. They want their fans to get involved and maybe be included in their next video! Here's the info they sent us just in case there are any rock stars in waiting out there. This might be your big break!
'WE WANT YOU TO MAKE YOUR OWN INTERPRETATION OF 'SPIDERS' AND TO MAKE A VIDEO OF YOUR PERFORMANCE. YOU MAY SING THE SONG, ALONE, WITH YOUR SISTER, WITH YOUR PET, PLAY THE SONG WITH A BANJO OR A TRUMPET, DANCE TO THE SONG, WHISTLE THE MELODY, DO AIR GUITAR OR WHATEVER. YOU MAY USE A PROFESSIONAL CAMERA AS WELL AS A CHEAP PHONE TO SHOOT THE VIDEO.
WE WILL ACCEPT THESE VIDEO FORMATS : MOV, AVI, MP4, MPEG.
WHEN YOUR VIDEO IS READY, SEND A LINK (USING YOUSENDIT, MEGAUPLOAD, SEND THIS FILE OR ANY OTHER FILE SHARING SYSTEM) TO:
ALL VIDEOS MUST BE SENT BEFORE THE 5TH OF OCTOBER.
THE BEST VIDEOS WILL BE EDITED AND INTEGRATED IN THE FINAL SPIDERS VIDEO.
HERE'S SOME ELEMENTS TO HELP YOU MAKE THE PERFECT VERSION OF SPIDERS :
A KARAOKE VIDEO OF SPIDERS TO HELP YOU SING IT.
When the evening
Fall on my shoulder
You look calm and strong
Saw the last drop
Running down the clock
still the song goes on
I don't want to lose it
You don't want to leave it
I don't want to fake it
You don't want to say it
What the spider
Left in the backyard
Is mine til we're gone
Youth is running
Out of my bones and
Soon it may be stone
I don't want to share it
You don't want to miss it
I don't want to feel it
You don't want to see it
Good luck! I hope some of our readers win!
In the meantime here is that video I was talking about for 'Back to the Wilderness' plus 'Travel in Vain' one of my faves from the album and a sweet Metronomy Remix of 'Spiders'.
MP3: Travel in Vain - Joakim (YSI)
MP3: Spiders (Metronomy Remix) - Joakim (YSI)