"Mr. Happy Feet" is Miserable Man new single! DOWNLOAD http://goo.gl/DKji2N
The song is infused with old Jamaican Ska and Swing Jazz flavours, yet respecting the classic Pop formula with emphasis on simple structure, upbeat tempo and catchy chorus.
The style of both song and music video is inspired by the glorious days of the late 50's and early 60's, when dancing moves, dress code and hairstyle were key.
For the shooting of the video some Swing dancers were involved and the location exudes nostalgia with hints of the school party from "Back To The Future", a favourite movie from the artist's childhood. A special thanks goes to Andy Garner for getting the cast together, Jose, Laura McGIll and Babbar Sher for lending me the cameras, plus a massive thanks to Dan Miles, Jon Bird and Mor Shavit for inspiration, logistics and backstage photography!
Video editing by Mario Martinazzi / http://www.mariomartinazzi....
Miserable Man sings all vocal parts and plays guitars, bass an percussions, plus, as usual, the mouth trumpet.
For the occasion drummer Tom Eagle (Infa Riot) and piano player Piers Hunt (The Sweetbeats) were collaborating adding sound and helping the song to get the right colours.
The track has been recorded by Jose McGill (The Vagaband) in his Norwich home studio (UK), mixed by Martino Cuman and mastered by Enrico Bellaro at Le Pareti Sconnesse, VR (IT).
The production follows the usual Miserable Man approach, relying on live take in the studio, simple mic techniques to capture the sound in the most organic way, with lots of natural room sound and very little post production.
A 4 tracks E.P. will follow the single release shortly.