ARTIST SELECT: RILAN – BY SHADOWBOX MVMNT & STICK N’ MOVE
We are so excited to release the second official video for newcomer, Rilan. Directed by Ethan Lader, “Hotel” leans more on the grimy, sexy side of the tracks as opposed to the B&W clean imagery from the first video, “Chemical“. With almost 2 million YouTube views on “Chemical” in just over 6 months, this independent artist has been gaining fans not just from his music, but also from being a cast member on GLEE this season. He’s been compared to greats such as David Bowie, George Michael, Lady Gaga, Kesha and even called the female version of Lorde! He has recorded about 20 songs and has been taken under the wings of amazing talents from all genres including collaborations with Dallas Austin and Justin Warfield (She Wants Revenge). His is impressively involved in every aspect of his career- songwriting, performing, choreography, all visual elements, photos and video. Rilan even makes costumes for his live performances for not just himself but for his dancers!
Rilan is originally from New Orleans and relocated at the age of 19 to Los Angeles to pursue his music career. He’s just hit his one year anniversary in Los Angeles and has blown everyone away with his talent and work ethic. Here are some great quotes on “Chemical“- we can’t wait to read what people have to say about “Hotel!” If Xavier Dolan and David Fincher had a lovechild, that child might bare some resemblance to Rilan… it’s more than just an offbeat origin story that makes the on-the-rise 19-year-old polymath a standout with only one single and music video to his name.
“He’s a force, ushering in a pervasive sense of confidence from the shadows that colors his every move”. – Anthem Magazine
“What do you get when you combine reptiles, creepy masks and a gravity-defying singer? One wild science experiment-and Rilan is at the center of it. The 19 year-old-singer is the figurative mad scientist in the middle of the visually stunning chaos that is his new video ‘Chemical.” – PopCrush
“Rilan is pushing forward as a major contender as one of the hottest acts on the rise for the second half of 2014. His sound is pure pop bliss as he hits you hard with his mix of electronic fusion and pounding 80s rock beat.” – Oblivious Pop
“Chemical” is one of those tracks that literally moves my soul. I am unsure if it’s because I already feel like I am friends with the track. It’s a new-yet-retro vibe. It is pop. It is electro. It is art.” – KickKickSnare
“He debuts in the music world with his first single entitled “Chemical“, and it’s quite brilliant. Imagine the French singer Mika possessed by the soul of Lorde and the result seasoned by the style of British singer Daley”. – Ultimate Music
ARTIST SELECT: PRESENTED BY STICK N MOVE / SHADOWBOX
As we transition from our second round of beta testing and analysis, it’s the proper time to launch a multifaceted piece on our interactive mag, exposing many of the musical artists we have connected with and/or whom have submitted to our network. Our multi-media platform offers artists worldwide an opportunity to work, earn, and share profits through our systematic and sustainable business/revenue model. Building out our infrastructure with new technology that’s permitting us to operate in the manner we envisioned, is a dream come true. And the dream we speak of, couldn’t ignite without one submission from an artist. From one, interest grew, and we must take our time to humbly thank so many of the creators (along with their: Bandmates, Agents, Labels, Managers, PR Representatives, Publicists, and/or Other).
Our lists boast more prospective participants than we could have ever imagined, that have submitted to our network to distribute, share, promote, and contribute their passion. It means more than words can say, and due diligence on our behalf, to support and promote their endeavors, is in motion 24/7 until the end of time. Please look for the new Shadowbox Platform on Blockchain arriving in 2019. For now, please look to Shadowbox MVMNT as we will be displaying a diverse tray filled with many of our submitted creators. I conclude by stating that the creative world is moving swiftly, you never know what you may have missed while soaking up another experience courtesy of the millions of artists making their presence daily. Therefore, while sharing the art of our contributors, content, commentary, and media listed is dated between 2014-2019. Again…..you may never know what you could have missed. Throwback and stay timeless…
Much Love & Respect, John Whitman, Founder, @shadowboxsocial
PLEASE NOTE: Commentary, social links, press, and music/media selection is offered at the discretion of the Artist(s), Agent, Label, Manager, PR Representative, Publicist, and/or Other. Artists promoted have submitted directly to our network, and/or through one of our approved 3rd party providers. Media exposed through this initiative was created between 2013-2019 respectfully. Video hosting between the Shadowbox Television Network and YouTube, is aired accordingly between the requests of the artists and placement on behalf of the Shadowbox Network Beta testing period 2013-2019.