The Bullitts announce single and album
The Bullitts release debut single (featuring Lucy Liu and Jay Electronica) 'Close Your Eyes' on April 3rd digitally and April 18th physically. Album They Die By Dawn and Other Short Stories will follow in the summer.
But who are The Bullitts?
The Bullitts are the inspired brainchild of writer, producer and musician Jeymes Samuel (Jay-Z, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Estelle, Passion Pit, Mos Def, Roisin Murphy, Emeliana Torrini). Its creator, Samuel describes the new outfit’s musical genre as ‘Action Adventure’.
Their debut single Close Your Eyes harnesses the power of hip-hop’s hottest newcomer (and Jay-Z’s most recent signing) Jay Electronica, world famous actress Lucy Liu (in her musical debut) and features Samuel’s distinctively rich baritone on vocals. This haunting track has a beautiful cinematic quality and is accompanied by a mesmerizing dream like video, which is a clever re-edit of Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel’s film, Un Chien Andalou.
Close Your Eyes has already received high praise and accolades from the nations foremost tastemakers being crowned ‘Hottest Record In The World’ by Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, ‘Hot Jam of the Week’ by Mista Jam on Radio 1 Xtra and record of the week by Nick Grimshaw on his evening Radio 1 show. It will be the first release from The Bullitts debut album, They Die By Dawn and Other Short Stories that, in addition to Lucy Liu and Jay Electronica features inspired performances from Tori Amos and Mos Def amongst others.
True to their Action Adventure genre the album introduces Liu in the role of Amelia Sparks, an ice-cold murderess awaiting execution on death row. Acting as the album’s narrator, Sparks’ weaves in and out of the tracks recounting her story and the actions that lead to her formidable position. The grisly events are also played out in real time on The Bullitts Twitter page (www.twitter.com/thebullitts) where Amelia’s diary is serialised in of the moment tweets - it also features an illustrious cast of extras such as Idris Elba (The Wire, Takers, Luther) who plays detective Saul Emmanuel.
The album boasts intelligent, sample free pop, with a strong visual narrative that has all the taut twists and turns of a suspense novel.