Beauty In Chaos presents their new video for the single ’The Long Goodbye’ (Au Revoir) ft. Wayne Hussey (The Mission) along with a glorious string arrangement written by Michael Rozon off the newly released Beauty Re-Envisioned via 33.3 Music Collective. The accompanying video was created by Industrialism Films and directed by Vicente Cordero. Hussey lends his iconic emotionally charged vocals and heartfelt lyrics to this beautifully sentimental evocation of a song.
BIC curator Michael Ciravolo says ‘I’ve always loved the way The Mission did piano and orchestral versions of songs, so I was of course thrilled when Wayne was onboard with my idea of doing something similar with ‘the long goodbye’. My dear friend Tyler Bates’ daughter Lola laid the groundwork with a beautiful piano bed, and then Wayne’s vocal drips with passion and desperation. I seriously still get chills listening to this one. Michael Rozon arranged some beautiful string parts, and thankfully I didn’t ruin it with too much guitar!”
For this video, BEAUTY IN CHAOS again enlisted Industrialism Films. Ciravolo adds, “this is the 7th video we have done with Vicente Cordero and his team. I think together we’ve created some interesting and uniquely different videos. This video was one of the more challenging of them all, but they captured my concept amazingly and it is one of my favorites we have done. As a husband and father, having your wife and daughter in the video is also a great feeling!”
‘The Long Goodbye’ was originally released on Beauty In Chaos’ debut album Finding Beauty In Chaos. When asked what the difference between the two versions were, Ciravolo explains, “The original version on ‘FBIC’ was musically written and based around the 12-string electric line and chords. When I floated this idea by Wayne, he sat with the piano and changed the key and a bit of the chord structure. I think in the end, it is really a great song, and I am extremely proud of both ‘takes’ on it. To me, Wayne’s vocals are brilliant … the ‘call and answer’ of the original, and then the stark almost pleading in ‘au revoir’. Lyrically, I think he sings about something we have all felt … either as the ‘doer’ or the ‘victim’. Sort of being taken for granted or taking someone for granted. The grass is not always greener even if it looks it.”
Beauty In Chaos a masterfully curated musical endeavor by Michael Ciravolo, who is not only an outstanding and well respected musician, engineer and producer in his own right but also the President and CEO of Schecter Guitar Research. His project brings together some of the most iconic names in the music world which includes, Wayne Hussey (The Mission), Simon Gallup (The Cure), Michael Aston (Gene Love Jezebel), Robin Zander, Michael Rozon and Al Jourgensen, to name a few. Think ethereal old school goth/ alternative meets rock but with a modern edge.
Beauty Re-Envisioned is a diverse collection of remixes, treatments and alternative versions of many of the songs from their debut album, Finding Beauty In Chaos, as re-envisioned by an equally diverse group of producers, deejays and artists including Tim Palmer (The Mission, Tin Machine, U2, Robert Plant), John Fryer (This Mortal Coil, NIN, Love And Rockets), Kevin Haskins (Bauhaus, Love And Rockets), Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society), Kitty Lectro (The March Violets, Kommunity FK), Mark Gemini Thwaite (Peter Murphy, The Mission), Sine Division, Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson), Rolan Bolan, Paul Wiley (Marilyn Manson), Kevin Kipnis (Purr Machine), Statik and Alex Kretov (Ummagma).
Beauty Re-Envisioned is now available for purchase in CD, Digital and Colored Vinyl formats. All orders made from the Beauty In Chaos website include the core 14 tracks plus an additional 11 bonus remixes HERE.
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