Edwin Raphael – Have You Been Told? [Music Video]

Today, Montreal musician Edwin Raphael dropped the first single and music video of 2022 called Have You Been Told? & music video for Time to Sink via Dine Alone Records.
A wonderful acoustic dream alterna-pop tune.

About the track:
“Have You Been Told” is a track that “steers through the fixation of constant repetitive cycles from a place that is ‘all blown up’ to ‘all so bare’,” says Edwin. “It’s the conflicting pursuit of stimulation vs stability.
The phrase ‘have you been told’ suggests the idea of keeping the devil on your shoulder at ease by satisfying it in small doses as well as constantly sort of reminding yourself to check yourself.
Essentially the song explores a medium ground where there is a balance between the two.”

The single arrives today complete with a video directed by Raphael, Jonathan Frydman, and Ben Del Vasto.
“The music video matches both the spiraling instrumentation of the song and Raphael’s lyrical vision, showing him navigating between two different worlds,”
“The vision for the music video was to find a visual language that expressed what I felt when I heard the song,” says Bel Vasto. “As production went along the vision changed slightly but what remained and what was later found in the editing room was the story of our protagonist existing in two different settings/worlds, with fragments from each informing the other. A mix between a dream and a journey.”
Frydman adds, “Edwin and I really tried to put forward a strong narrative for the song and with the song being this hypnotic loop, it was essential to flow in tandem with the various melodies on display. What we came up with was a storyline where the protagonist finds himself in between two places connected through a portal (the painting), where he realizes neither world is quite right as much as he’d like to believe it. The balance has to be found within oneself.”

Have You Been Told? gets: 📷📷📷📷📷📷📷📷/10.

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