PRLog - Oct. 24, 2012 - A Novel Approach:
Brooklyn James - Boots Album Cover
KPI Music Group songwriter Brooklyn James releases OFFICIAL music video for Can't Get It Right,' track #4 off the original music soundtrack to her novel, The Boots My Mother Gave Me. An Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter Finalist, the book has ranked on Kindle's Top 100 Coming of Age & Top 100 Women's Fiction.
The OFFICIAL music video for 'Can't Get It Right,' is a great example of how mixing the two mediums (music and literature) are akin to movies and their score/soundtrack, evoking emotionality from viewers and readers alike.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE! http://www.youtube.com/
From the beginning of the process, James envisioned a storyboard. "I knew I wanted Charlene The Chevelle to be in the video. She's a character from the novel and a feature on its soundtrack. She's my young heroine's (Harley LeBeau) confidant and freedom-rider, her way out of the small town.” In her book, The Boots My Mother Gave Me, James illustrates a story of a young girl who comes of age, while overcoming an abusive childhood on a pivotal role to recovery and self-discovery.
In kind, James flew to PA during a lag in touring, to meet with Mansfield University students (Nathan MacNabb, Kevin Cusworth and Mike Danger) regarding the notion of a student music video. "We could have opted for a 'professional' crew, but it seemed more interesting to take a chance, push the limits, and see if we could pull it off!” After filming, James commented, “I love the energy on student productions, and its evident when people rally together to create something, it not only opens doors, it elevates individuals to a higher level, and leaves room for creativity to evolve.”
"Brooklyn James literally had a novel approach to writing music. First she wrote a novel, and then she wrote a soundtrack to accompany it." -Austin's MEOW Magazine.
"Brooklyn James' soundtrack to her novel The Boots My Mother Gave Me does more than give a clever feminist twist to the title. Her songs serve as chapters themselves, underlining James' deft ability as a storyteller and songwriter."
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