#songoftheday / VIDEO: Maudlin Strangers – “Overdose”

Maudlin Strangers is the current project of vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jake Hays, an all-around one man band and a talented one at that.  “Overdose” is the title track from his forthcoming EP, which we are dying to hear now.   As dark as it is seductive, the electro-embellished song is centered around a thick, deep bass guitar line that immediately hypnotizes you.  That said, Hays’ vocals are equally as seductive, falling into the dark soul/R&B territory where The Weeknd spends much of his time.  As if all of this wasn’t mesmerizing enough, the video puts you in a trance as Hays sits there, singing in the shadows, while all manner of things are shown on three video screens surrounding him.  It’s like watching someone’s art installation project at a trendy art show, really.   Kudos to Timothy Garrett and Alvaro Navarro, who crafted it together.


Upcoming Tour Dates:
11/12/14 – Los Angeles, CA at Hemmingway’s Lounge
11/13/14 – Santa Barbara, CA at Velvet Jones
11/16/14 – Santa Ana, CA at the Constellation Room
11/19/14 – Fullerton, CA at Becker Amphitheater
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▶ Maudlin Strangers – Overdose (Official Music Video) – YouTube

Published on Oct 15, 2014

Maudlin Strangers performing “Overdose”.

Directed by Timothy Garrett
Produced by TRIBE
Director of Photography – Alvaro Navarro
Visual Effects, Editing, and Color Correction by Wade Effects
Starring Brighton Walmsley
1st AD – Jeff Hubbard
1st AC – Steven Lucas
Key Grip – Kurt Stevens
Gaffer – Josh Day
Tech Director – David Keipert
Art Department – Nick Yazbak
Hair and Makeup – Lauren Michelle

Special Thanks To:
Chaos Visual Productions
heywhatsyourface Lighting and Grip
Ace Image Rentals
Raimen Tapper
Alexander George

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An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.

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