Wednesday, November 6, 2019

FAZE - Right Here

 

FAZE's “Right Here” is a taste of what’s to come from his upcoming EP, Eclipse, following the release of “Magic” in September. 


“My song Right Here holds a very special place in my heart. It is the second single off of my forthcoming EP “Eclipse”. The same week I started recording my project I found out my mom was super sick and was not sure if she would make it or not, so I wrote this song as a tribute to her for all of the love, sacrifices and unconditional support she had given as a mother. I wanted the video for Right Here to represent this sincerity and raw emotion. Visually we start very close up and start to pan out farther, and wider and eventually have some drone shots in the mix which gives it a beautiful and otherworldly feel. As the song grows and changes just as we do in life the visuals reflect that. We play with a lot of transitions shot to shot that melt effortlessly into each other. The coloring is soft including blue and red tones and then dives in and out of an almost negative coloring effect at points which is more harsh. I put myself in a very vulnerable place with this song in particular and sort of just left it all out on the floor with total transparency - lyrically and visually. We can get so caught up in life sometimes that we truly forget what is important. Taking this visual to a simple, raw, emotive place, where every word is captured authentically and from the heart, truly embodying the song and message behind it.”
 

A member of the LGBTQ community intent on making his art as inclusive as possible, the San Diego native spent years grappling with his identity and finding a sense of belonging—a struggle complicated by his being diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at the age of seven. From his earliest years, music provided some salvation, and by the age of nine he’d learned to play both piano and cello. “My idea of fun when I was a kid was just sitting in my garden, listening to classical music and playing my cello,” he recalls.
 

By his early 20s, he’d begun joining in songwriting sessions for leading artists, which went a long way in sharpening his songcraft and refining his vision for his own work. “Even when I was writing for other people, I was always pulling from my own experiences—I can only write what’s real to me,” says FAZE. “But now with Eclipse, I feel like it’s the first time I’m stepping out into the world, and fully showing who I am as an artist.”

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