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Billy Drease Williams - Shut The Gate [Official Music Video]

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Uploaded on May 28, 2010

Shut the Gate, featuring Richie English, the lead single off the Billy Drease album, Good Morning Amy; Released June 22, 2010.

Download today on iTunes : http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/good...

The long-awaited video for Billy Drease Williams' "Shut the Gate" is finally here. The first single off his new album, Good Morning AMY, features a ground-breaking mixture of hip hop and classical styles of music, provided by Billy Drease and classically trained pianist, Richie English.

"It's a total fusion of two entirely different musical worlds, which is a very rare thing. An actual 19th century harmonic and musical framework fused with hip hop's very literate, fluid words and ideas", states English. "There's a synergy between Billy Drease and I. He totally changed the way I think about music."

The Kevin Lopez directed video was a featured selection at this year's Buffalo Niagara Film Festival. Featuring a cast of children, the video recreates the premise of "Shut The Gate's" lyrics; one of heartbreak, love lost, and confidence regained. Filmed on a small farm in Western New York on a clear bright autumn day, many of the videos scenes are suggestive of green screen or color saturation technologies, when in fact the video is completely au naturale.

English goes on, "It was freezing; absolutely freezing, but we knew when we were there that we were really blessed. It was an absurdly beautiful day."

We invite you to watch the video and share it with your close friends, family, and networks.

Shut the Gate and the entire Good Morning Amy album is available for download on iTunes : http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/good... and the physical CD can be purchased on Amazon : http://www.amazon.com/Good-Morning-Bi...

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www.billydrease.com
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Directed by Kevin Lopez
Edited by Dominic Luongo
Storyboard by Edreys Wajed
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Against a dismal landscape littered with record industry ruins, financial recession and deferred dreams, GOOD MORNING AMY bursts from the horizon bright and colorful. The album's thirteen songs paint a vibrant, thought-provoking and inspirational narrative. They combine gritty old school New York City Hip Hop with a backdrop of soulful and classically inspired production. The album is the contemporary equivalent of a Tony Robbins audio book with the momentum only Hip Hop can deliver. The balance of the record redefines "the album" in a singles-driven environment by illustrating a cohesive mentality while satisfying the short, 3-minute platform toward which most digital consumers gravitate.

Developed organically over two years, GOOD MORNING AMY maturely reflects the culmination of lifelong efforts, determination and perseverance at the will of Billy Drease Williams. The album is Williams' debut full-length release and illustrates hopes of restoration and revitalization of the simpler things that matter: Life, love and inspiration through rhythm and word.

The question then becomes, "Who is Amy?" Williams answers, "Everyone has an Amy! Amy is the personification of one's goals, desires and ambitions. Amy is what motivates a person every morning to reach their personal best. She is our deepest wish within which we find our own burning passion." GOOD MORNING AMY is a healing soundtrack to self-motivation, daily gratitude, positive thinking and goal attainment. As indicated in the title track, "Every morning is a moment where you got to make a choice to be good or be great; to be love or be hate, but the choice is yours."

Youtube public debut date : June 28 2010
(C) 2010 DTR45. All Rights Reserved.

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