Shakey Graves will release Look Alive, a new EP on May 4 that will coincide with the final episode of the band’s ongoing “Hello Gorgeous” web series.
Shakey Graves frontman and bandleader Alejandro Rose-Garcia debuted “Hello Gorgeous” on Monday, April 6 as a three-part bi-weekly documentary/music video project, inspired by the name of his new studio. Each chapter in the series takes a behind the scenes look at the history of Shakey Graves, the making of Hello Gorgeous, life on the road, as well as a performance of a brand new track. Episode 2, “The Recipe,” is premiering today with two new songs: the title-track as well as “Not Everything Grows.”
“I made ‘Hello Gorgeous’ without goal—not to create a TV show, not to make music videos, simply to document and create something that meshed all the worlds of my creative life into one,” said Rose-Garcia. “It was an experiment of sorts, trying to peel back that personal veil of secrecy. How many bad takes happen before a good song emerges? If an idea enters a room, can you see it in real time? I was weary of spending hours and months working behind closed doors only to emerge with a handful of carefully crafted songs to then sit on and promote until you can’t stand hearing them, all before anyone in the public had heard a single note. I wanted to create a unified project, a song that was the video, a video that was the story, the story that was the point.”
In the weeks between episodes, Rose-Garcia will live-stream a concert/hang/call-in/quiz show/performance to raise money on behalf of MusiCares. The next live stream will take place next Monday, April 27.