The Bongo Boy Rock n Roll TV Series is back again, adding to their tenth season with Episode 2. This indie-music-focused program is a widely distributed and consumed TV segment that features the best indie artists and the cinematography that complements their music. Episode 2 of this season features seven talented artists across a variety of genres, accompanied by impressive videography that will be sure to captivate audiences across the globe.
Opening this episode are the soulful, retro-pop-rock-laced sounds of Eddie Cohn. His song FREEDOM is a powerful battle cry, and the video gives us flashes of complex social issues as Cohn works through the ills of society in his lyrics. This segues wonderfully into Peace Spirits Band‘s song Oh God – the bluesy guitar and Melissa Ethridge-esque vocals give authenticity and weight to the track. There are some incredibly relatable lyrics shining through in this one: “Cause we all want to be stronger, yes we all want to be free.”
Mason Embers brings us the catchy and contemporary tune Rush. It’s impressive and insightful work from a young artist, and the quality cinematic effects and clear amount of effort that was put into the video production here not only shows, but helps to elevate the track. Rev. Yolanda takes us in a more traditional direction, with classical eastern tones and a soft but urgent rhythm in Your Eyes. This video features the track’s lyrics, a great way to make the song’s inspirational message of internal power and strength crystal clear.
A stand-out in this episode is the video for Vent from Ready, Steady, Die!. This production features visionary videography in black and white, its avant-garde style and split-screen approach make this project feel worthy of display in an art gallery. Not to mention that the production perfectly matches the band’s smoky, dark tone in this track. It’s haunting, intriguing, and beautifully executed on all levels.
We move into the classic rock genre with Slammin’ Gladys. Their track Dragon Eye Girl feels like it could have walked right out of the 70s, with its crunchy guitar riffs and gritty, powerhouse vocals. The video is authentic rock n’ roll to the core and features the perfect actress to complement the lyrics in this number – bright-eyed, mysterious, and undoubtedly fiery. Then we close out Episode 2 with Pennan Brae and his modern rock number The Love That I Got. While the song is tasteful and sharp and features some very well-written lyrics, the video here is particularly attention-grabbing. This repurposing of some classic black and white cartoons is both a creative and fun alternative to a more traditional music and lyrics video.
The Bongo Boy Rock n Roll TV Series is decidedly a must-watch for those who want to have their pulse on the global indie music scene. One of the greatest attributes of this production is their ability to curate these tracks – while the artists they feature span an impressively large number of styles and genres, they’re assembled in a way that allows them to flow together cohesively across each episode. Artists – if this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of (and it should!) keep reading to learn how to submit your music video for consideration.
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