Higher Education Band, LLC
“Gift Called Life”
Zach Strouse & Higher Education
February 9, 2018
It’s time to get educated boys and girls! Based out of College Park, MD, Higher Education is a fun-loving reggae/rock trio made up of brothers, Petey and Danny Devaney on the guitars, bass and vocals, and Bradley Wilson on drums. Since 2010 they’ve independently released three studio albums, Chasing Highs, Would You Like Fries With That, and The Ballad of Alexander Henry. Their new feel-good single, “Gift Called Life” is the title track off their forthcoming fourth album, serving as the perfect introduction to the band’s classic reggae sensibilities and psychedelic rock fusion.
Petey Devaney opens “Gift Called Life” with an up-beat groove on the guitar, opening the floor for Wilson to get people dancing on the drums. Some layered percussion instruments add a bit of an island vibe to the mix in anticipation of Devaney’s rich vocals. Although the song is lighthearted in nature, it holds a deep meaning to the band because it was written in the wake of the Devaney’s father’s tragic passing. Petey aimed to capture the positivism that his father brought to the band as their biggest supporter and inspiration. This inspirational pop gem, while honoring the fragility of life, acknowledges that every day should be celebrated because to have life at all is truly a gift.
Filmed and edited by Zach Strouse of Positive Vibe Media, the music video for “Gift Called Life” takes place at Greenbelt Lake, a local spot where the HE crew has been hanging out since they were kids. It takes on a truly wholesome narrative filled with friends and family, from fellow musicians and producers to family members, each person depicted in these lakeside shots has an immense effect in the framework of Higher Education. Strouse’s shots are blessed with sunlight as he captures the crew dancing along the lake, simply celebrating their “Gift Called Life.”
The band is going to be hitting the road for a Northeast/Midwest tour kicking off on March 10th, so make sure to stay in the loop and catch them in a city near you!
We are absolutely ecstatic to be teaming up with a band that is so grateful to be spreading their love of life like Higher Education to bring you the “Gift Called Life” music video. Please don’t be shy about getting in touch to let us know what we can do on our end to get the “Gift Called Life” video included into your programming and rest assured we’ll have plenty of outstanding Higher Education merch to set up online/on-air contests and giveaways throughout the campaign. Don’t hesitate to let us know what we can do on our end to help you spread the importance of Higher Education! Please contact Andy Gesner and the HIP Video Promo team at (732)-613-1779, email us at info@HIPVideoPromo.com. You can also visit www.HigherEducationBand.com for more info on Higher Education.