The sufficiently suave Redray Frazier dropped a gritty, soulful, funky and stylish R&B record in late September, and now he's ready to share the debut video from his sophomore release for the title track: "Blood In The Water."
A collaboration with longtime friend Jov Luke of Novosti and Hymn & Hearse video production, the two gathered a tiny budget and pooled their resources, calling on DJ Klavical for his seafoam green 1967 AMC Ambassador, packing up Frazier's new Reverend guitar, and throwing a backyard barbecue. Luke grabbed a GoPro and "We mapped out a plan," which would take them to iconic spots across town, "and shot a video," Frazier says. With the camera strapped to his chest, "You see everything that I see"—or "see me without seeing me."
As for the new record and its title track: "Blood In The Water is something that I needed to write. I put off getting back into the studio because I felt a real sense of vulnerability whenever I thought about releasing a record, or even a single for that matter. I think I was really worried about the critiquing that might come along with a new release, but something happened—there was a real shift. Through playing the songs live and seeing the development and evolution of these songs, 'Blood In The Water' in particular, I stopped thinking about what anyone might think or say, so I went out and made a record. Now I just really want people to hear the song and watch the video—sort of give folks a small glimpse of what happens through the course of a rehearsal or gig day."