DEREK TED RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘L U C K Y’
Written by JayRock on 6th September 2019
Derek Ted is welcoming fans into his life with the music video for “L U C K Y.”
The video was shot on his VHS camera while he was writing the track. “L U C K Y is one of the more vulnerable tracks on my new record and I wanted the video to be like a lo-fi journal entry of that time” shares Ted on the very personal video.
“L U C K Y” comes from recently released Better Spirit, which melds traditional genres like folk and jazz with classic emo and shades of new-millennium pop, all filtered through the lens of modern production. Ted’s Pure Noise Records debut expertly blends both old-school and new-school sensibilities able to resonate not only across genres, but generations. “I wrote this record to pull myself out of my own darkness. It was a way to push through and find hope in a time when I felt like I had none” shares Ted. “I wanted this record to be the beginning of a new path for my songs…to let them live aesthetically in a place where they could be their biggest and shiniest form.” Better Spirit is available to stream and purchase at https://smarturl.it/BetterSpirit.
Better Spirit Track Listing
The Moment U Arrive
Sew Me Up
L U C K Y
How U Gonna Live
While the underground influences that moulded Ted as a young songwriter are still tightly embedded in his DNA — namely, his ability to craft a heartbreaking, soul-searching lyric— Better Spirit, his debut album for Pure Noise Records, is closely aligned with his more timeless muses. He’s light years away from the screamo bands he used to front as a teenager, but his songs are no less emotionally resonant.
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