Finally, edited and ready for viewing, I give you the music video, JOHN HUGHES-
Performed by Q*Ball
From Fortune Favors the Bald
Bald Freak Music
Video Directed by Seth Kushner
and Carlos Molina
JOHN HUGHES is the new video from NYC electro-pop artist Q*Ball (www.qballmusic.com), from the critically-acclaimed album, Fortune Favors The Bald. Q*Ball music draws comparisons to the ethereal sounds of Moby, the vocal stylings of Bono & Mike Patton, and an eclectic array of more popular acts like Beck, the B-52's, New Order, & Duran Duran. JOHN HUGHES, in particular, evokes an 80s synthpop sensibility and nostalgia from that era that's reflected in this new video directed by Seth Kushner and Carlos Molina of Culture Pop Productions.
Q*Ball, in defiance of the corporate, pre-packaged, American Idol-era of music, started his own independent label in late 2005, Bald Freak Music (www.baldfreak.com), to release his own albums, as well as those from other artists who would otherwise be ignored because they don't fit the major label mold & preconception of what a "pop band" or a "rock act" should look & sound like.
JOHN HUGHES features Guns N' Roses guitarist Bumblefoot (who has a memorable cameo in the video) on guitars, bass guitar, and backing vocals. Bumblefoot (www.bumblefoot.com) is a longtime collaborating partner of Q*Ball's and has co-produced and performed on all three of Q*Ball's solo albums.
Seth Kushner (www.sethkushner.com) is an award winning photographer whose work has been featured in many publications and in exhibitions around the world. His first book The Brooklynites was published by powerHouse Books in 2007. He directed his first music video, Get it Together by recording artist Maya Azucena, earlier this year.
For his second directorial effort, Kushner has teamed with Carlos Molina, under the banner of Culture Pop Productions (www.culturepopproductions.com). Inspired by Q*Ball's 1980's sound used in JOHN HUGHES, the directing team of Kushner + Molina have translated it to visuals evoking the genre of 80's teen films, but with a dash of their own sensibilities.