Video Premiere: Myele Manzanza "On The Move" feat. Rachel Fraser
Since the release of their 2010 self titled LP, I’ve been
patiently anxiously waiting for the next album from Kiwi band Electric Wire Hustle. We don’t have any news on that front just yet, but we’re serving up the next best thing today. EWH drummer Myele Manzanza is going the solo route and blesses us with the premiere of his new video “On The Move” featuring Rachel Fraser. Video directed by Michael Hobbs. If you’ve ever seen EWH live, you know that Myele is a rare talent behind that drum set. He puts those skills in motion or on the move with this tight new single featuring the soulful vocals of Rachel Fraser. The digital single is out now via BBE Records, and for one week only will be available as a free download via Myele’s website (go get that now). Look for the international release of Myele’s solo LP, One, on September 2nd. Get some words from Myele on the song/video, below. Sadly Myele’s solo move is a permanent one, get some words from him about leaving EWR as well, below.
This is my first music video under my own name… I produced the track a while back on the road, and I thought that the feel of the track was a good fit for Rachel’s natural flow. We selected Wellington based filmmaker Michael Hobbs of I Had Hippy Parents to produce and direct the video. We talked over many different ideas but it felt right for us to keep the visual treatment beautiful but open to interpretation, kind of like the song itself. Michael assembled a fantastic crew for the shoot and I was also really happy to be able to feature some more local talent including NZ designers MisteR Clothing and amazing local dancers Emma Coppersmith, Emma Dellabarca & Isabelle Nelson.
It is with a heavy heart that I announce that I will not be continuing with Electric Wire Hustle. We’ve been together for the last 6 years which is a good amount of my lifespan. It is a very difficult but necessary step for me as an artist and a person to take control of my own career and I hope to be able to continue to share my music with all the amazing people that have been supportive of what we have been doing.