“The Wind Came Up”
August 7, 2014
Way José consists of one man and his mysterious attitude. Living proof that anything can happen, San Francisco’s own musical son conspires with a sultry bunch of contemporary artists on the endearing EP Stay in the Light. HIP Video Promo is excited to introduce the artistically unique and vibrant video clip for the single “The Wind Came Up.”
Choosing only to acknowledge that his upbringing took place “somewhere down south,” Ouais considers himself a citizen of the world. Ironically, he finds comfort living along the coast despite a near-death experience on the water early in life. As a man of few words, his tireless wisdom is woven in dark, eclectic lyrics; this artist is modest and soothes the mind with a contemplative blend of poetry and prose. Often swimming against the social currents, Güey distinguishes himself with the downright soul dripping from his music.
Collaborating with an impressive lineup of modern artists–including Australian singing sensation Reigan Derry of current X Factor fame, internationally renowned violinist Matthew Szemela (former concertmaster for Jay-Z’s Hustla Symphony Orchestra), and front lady Carly Patterson of the rising indie star known as Feather-Bright–Way José has crafted a truly unique specimen in his Stay in the Light EP.
Songs like “Broken” wield jarring words adapted from a series of jailhouse correspondences with dear (and sadly, incarcerated) friend and artist T-Rexxx, while others feature shimmering cello and trumpet accents aimed at freeing the listener from the modern musical monotony. The single “The Wind Came Up,” which showcases the singular voice and songwriting of Carly Patterson, makes for a mesmerizing video clip that is as eclectic and diverse as the song itself.
Directed by Japhy Riddle, “The Wind Came Up” is an intelligent, new age clip. Scale models lead the video in various scenarios like a mysterious optometrist visit, and a darkened cosmic greenhouse. Blending fantastic visuals of the galaxy and aspects from beyond, this psychedelic sensation introduces Way José’s charming quality and rare substance. Forthcoming and individualistic, the video is a striking example of what’s on the horizon for this exciting new artist.
We are incredibly excited to bring you new music and a fantastic video from this exceptional talent. Please be in touch if there’s anything we can do to get this video into your programming! For more information on Way José, please contact Andy Gesner and the HIP Video Promo staff at (732)613-1779 or email us at info@HIPVideoPromo.com . You can also visit www.WayJose.com/ for more info.
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