This painting is entirely inspired by the off-the-wall viral video multi faceted UK band The Bullitts shot for their latest track, Supercool (watch the video below and you’ll get the song about a minute in).
The brilliance of this video lies in the cocky and daft/homeless character The Bullitt’s singer/songwriter/producer Jeymes Samuel takes on. He starts out shouting at the camera man to “stop filming” but once he eyeballs actress Rosario Dawson, he changes his chant to “don’t stop filming”.
Lines like “I know kung fu” and “put that on your YouTube” had me grinning with respect. I watched/listened to this video on repeat for close to two hours and am nowhere near sick of it.
There’s a phone box in the background and a happy, dancing, shades wearing Rosario Dawnson in the foreground with a harmless and unattractive Jeymes (presumably pronounced just the same as the name James).
The Bullitts are pushing the boundaries of what they can do with their music. To me it looks like producing the music was the starting point to a whole slew of other projects. Lucy Liu narrates the album under the guise of Amelia Sparks, who has her own diary to write down all her woes in, don’t you know.
Some will call it pretentious wank but I’m quite enjoying how scattered everything is in this mother of a project. Close Your Eyes is also one of my favourite tracks from 2011.