Worldwide Premiere: Richard James Simpson's new single and music video 'Half Brother, Half Clouds'
"Half Brother, Half Clouds" is the seventh track on Richard James Simpson’s "Deep Dream." The number seven is identified with something being finished, and it is the number of perfection, security, safety and rest. In this video, magical realism is used to describe a wicked reality.
Sounds, words, and images all become a message. The story of the song informs us that in our world surreal events are a norm and abusers consider themselves saviors. The world is upside down; thus, the exploited turn to anesthetization. When medicated, the population are more easily controlled. They can eat the pill, Huxley's Soma - they can eat strawberries - or they can choose to be wide awake and see what is behind the curtain.
Featuring such notable and OG punk/rock/alternative rock icons as Jill Emery (Mazzy Star, Hole); Don Bolles (The Germs); Dustin Boyer (John Cale); Paul Roessler (The Screamers, Twisted Roots, Nina Hagen); Mark Reback (Vast Asteroid); Ygarr Ygarrist (Zolar X) and Geza X (Geza X and the Mommymen, The Deadbeats), Richard James Simpson's sophomore solo album, "Deep Dream", offers ferocious, heart-wrenching songs that provide a unique sonic experience.
Formerly lead guitarist and vocalist for the alternative band Teardrain, Simpson released his debut solo album 'Sweet Birds of Youth' in 2017, getting excellent feedback on international music press.
Thank you very much to Richard and Laura (Kool Things PR, Rev Rev Rev) for the opportunity of presenting this premiere.