“It’s All About Me”
Directed by Marcello Bumbica
Add date – 5/26/2023
Self-absorption is not an American trait. Nevertheless, over here in the land of the free, we might have perfected it. The self-absorbed American has at his disposal an entire battery of words and phrases meant to justify and ennoble his pursuit of personal interest: he’s putting himself first, he’s driven and determined, and he won’t let anything stand in his way. We celebrate his initiative and his refusal to be pushed around. Rarely do we ask about the effect radical individualism has on our communities. Less often still do we ask about the corrosive effect of radical individualism on American individuals.
About MattO and “It’s All About Me”
Sometimes it takes a sympathetic outsider to set us straight. Rock singer-songwriter MattO
He’s matched his storytelling to music deeply reminiscent of that of many artistic heroes of the 1970s music scene. These musicians were all unsparing in their observations of injustice and recommendations for action, and MattO is much the same. In his songs, MattO tackles racism and social division, tacit violence and inequality, and the selfishness that haunts the human condition. On “It’s All About Me” and his other things, he sings in a voice that’s heavy with hard experience, meditative, soulful, and deeply communicative.
About the video
His words are the focus of the emotional lyric clip to “It’s All About Me,” which was created by frequent collaborator Marcello Bumbica, a filmmaker who shares MattO’s sense of mission and taste for the classics. Bumbica superimposes the narrator’s confessions over images of MattO at work on his music, surrounded by instruments, and impassioned on the microphone. But there are plenty of shots of the nation he’s poking fun at, too. We’re shown the glass towers of New York and the steel-girdered bridges and skyways of New Jersey: monuments to American enterprise and an ideal backdrop for dramatic storytelling. See, he loves us. He just wants us to be able to love others back.
Want more from MattO and HIP Video Promo?
We are delighted to partner with our pal MattO once again to champion his “It’s All About Me” video! Thank you for considering adding it to your programming and online presentations. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the HIP Video Promo team at 732-613-1779 or info@HIPVideoPromo.com with any questions or if you’d like us to send some stylish MattO merch for contests and giveaways. For the latest on MattO, head to MattO-Music.com, or follow @MattOMusicOfficial on Facebook and @MatthiasOertle on Instagram.
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