Azerbaijan-born singer songwriter Sultanov unleashes a weird, movie inspired video for his new single 'Break Free', taken from his upcoming self-titled debut album July 15th 2013.
The video, produced by Partizan Films, was inspired by Terry Gilliam's 1985 sci-fi flick 'Brazil' and features, just like in the movie, a man working in some sort of desk job in between dreaming about a beautiful woman and suffering from some sort of catatonia. The difference is, of course, (apart from the fact that this is a much happier ending) he's not singing 'Brazil' by Frank Sinatra, but 'Break Free' is also a really catchy tune with an almost desperate melancholy about it. While the lyrics are kind of despairing, the beat is still super toe-tapping and definitely radio worthy.
'This is a song that I think everyone can relate to', singer Dan Sultanov says of his new single. 'People have dreams; some of these dreams come true. Some of them don't. Most become slaves to the system, and this song's about breaking free from it all.' On deciding to use 'Brazil' as inspiration, he says that, besides the wonderful cinematography, 'I've always felt I can relate to the film's themes. It reflects my inner space.'
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