“The Strangers Voice” was released as a single on 23rd of March 2018.
The Music Film for “the strangers voice” some background information…
I wrote a synopsis for a music film that features an innocent man in prison who is about to be executed. The priest comes in and he is taken to the execution chamber. I was going to feature another man tormented by the knowledge of the innocent man being executed for the crime he did not commit. I was toying with lots of ways to shoot and edit this film myself. At the same time I was looking for inspiration from old films. I was looking around for film that is in the public domain and free to use. It was whilst looking through some old movies on The Library of Congress site here https://archive.org/details/moviesandfilms that I stumbled upon this film, Directed by Fritz Lang starring Edward G Robinson called Scarlet Street. I happened to click on the movie near the end and started to watch, I was so amazed and surprised by how it fit perfectly. I double checked that it was free to use.
I am no “purist” I love being creative and manipulating imagery, I can edit and mess with images all day long. I could make the images from the movie fit more easily and slickly to the rhythm and beat of the song, I could add colour washes and effects to make it glitchy and modern but instead I left it almost entirely unedited (I made one small edit, so it was the correct length for the song.)
Why did I choose not to manipulate the film? I wanted to emphasize something important to me. I have often wondered if there is such a thing as synchronistic coincidence, as I seem to see it all around me? Sometimes I hear or read something about deja vu or have what I call intuitive perception, a moment in time when all that is supposedly real around you seems to stop or disappear and your mind gets total clarity. It happens rarely for me but it does happen and it happened when I found this film. So that is why I wanted to keep it as pure and real (to me) as the song Derek and I wrote and produced. The strangers voice is one of those songs that “comes to you” and through “synchronistic coincidence” or some telepathic means, Derek and I created a song, I really love.
Here is “The Strangers Voice” music film.
Link to tunnelmental channel on You Tube. The Strangers Voice – music film
The range of my emotions blur
I make no sense at all
I hurt myself to help you
I’m heading for a fall
You say you want my truth again
You wanted me to try
The thought police protected you
So you could live that lie
There’s no escape you tell me
You’re standing loud and proud
Committed to the party line
You’re playing to the crowd
I thought you would betray me
Yet love can make you blind
I could not stop that nagging doubt
From running through my mind
I’m not your Big Brother
I’m not your saving grace
I see you as the stranger
A voice without a face
You’re lost within this matrix
The dreams are all too real
The voice is loud within me
It tells me how to feel
It tells me what to feel
Now the trial is over
Now the trial is over
I can feel the rising pain
I lost my sight, this can’t be right
Are you still inside my brain
Lost and found, sense and sound.
Lost and found, Lost and found,
Lost and found, Sense and Sound.