FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dublin, Ireland - May 15th 2012
Download the FOREIGN CITIES album cover.
CONTACT: JAMES COOPER
jamescooperstudio [at] gmail [dot] com
James Cooper’s ‘Foreign Cities’ Music Films Project – Launch Screening
A launch with a difference - An audio visual treat showcasing 10 music films from 9 amazingly talented filmmakers/directors created for each song on James Cooper’s NEW ‘Foreign Cities’ album.
**Launch Screening at The Sugar Club, Dublin May 17th @ 7.30pm**
Above: The ‘Foreign Cities’ directors.
James Cooper is an Aussie songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Not content with writing, recording, playing and producing everything on his new album, James called upon a gaggle of outrageously talented directors and creatives based in Ireland to create the Foreign Cities Music Films Project.
The concept was simple - the undertaking huge. But now the finished creations are ready to be seen and heard! Cooper says ‘I really wanted to expose and showcase the wealth of talent I’d come across in Ireland to create a visual world for my album. It’s been such an exciting collaboration and I’m delighted with the final films these guys have produced.’
In late 2011, Cooper briefed 9 Dublin-based directors to create 10 ‘Music Films’ for his upcoming 2012 album ‘Foreign Cities’. The brief was open. Directors were free to bring their own story to their chosen track or create a more traditional style promo. James also donned his own directing hat to create a couple of films himself. The live screening of the films on Thursday May 17th at The Sugar Club, Dublin will present the collaborative, eclectic & sometimes experimental set of 10 Foreign Cities ‘Music Films’ and coincide with the ‘Foreign Cities’ album release.
FOREIGN CITIES – Released on Vinyl – CD – DL – DVD on May 17th / www.ForeignCities.tv
AUDIO ALBUM INCLUDES THE SINGLE ‘FOREIGN CITIES’
More about James’ music:
James released his first album ‘Second Season’ on independent labels in North America, Japan, the UK and Australia in 2005. Around this time he worked with Universal Music UK as a session musician touring Europe, the UK and worked studio sessions for guitar and voice as a musical director. Along with the musical work, he was art directing record sleeves, photo shoots and music related graphics in London for major label artists. He then briefly toured Australia before co-writing the top 10 charting Australian Single ‘Beautiful As You’ for much loved Aussie band, The Whitlams.
Arriving in Dublin over a year ago James set himself a challenge. Not knowing anyone in the Irish music scene, could he play every instrument and produce a whole record himself? His goal was to do this within the year. The album has now been written, recorded and produced entirely by James in Dublin within that last year. The new material weaves through indie pop, rock, and experimental and acoustic sounds.
Once production was completed in Dublin, James handed over the reigns for mixing and mastering to trusted collaborators in Sydney, Australia. The record was mixed by Sean Carey (ex Guitarist multi-platinum ARIA accredited band Thirsty Merc) and Michael Carpenter (YouthGroup, Perry Keyes, Damien Leith). Mixes were approved via the cloud and then mastered at Australia’s largest mastering studio by Rick O’Neil (Bob Dylan, Paul Kelly, Powderfinger, INXS, Josh Pyke, The John Butler Trio, U2).
- Launch Screening at The Sugar Club, Dublin May 17th @ 7.30pm
- Released on Vinyl – CD – DL – DVD on May 17th
- AUDIO ALBUM INCLUDES THE SINGLE ‘FOREIGN CITIES’
- More at FOREIGNCITIES.TV
- Screening trailer online NOW at: http://youtu.be/vzEB1cfIWYA