Only Trailer Available

Director – George Thelen

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Duration – 3 minutes 50 seconds

Country – United States

Language – English

Year – 2021


SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. — Northern California’s audio/visual collective Thelen Creative is set to release an animated musical short titled, “Shade On Me” via the groups YouTube channel on Saturday, May 1st, 2021. The short film features the LoFi R&B influenced song of the same name featuring Los Angeles based vocalist C. Joleene and will be available on all streaming services Friday, April 30th. The original comes after a string of cover releases in 2020 including a single co-produced by George Thelen of Thelen Creative and Jeff Saltzman (Killers, Blondie) which landed on the initial 2021 Grammy voting ballot. The project is animated by Dedisuseno of Java, Indonesia.

“Shade On Me” is written & produced by George Thelen, drummer for over half a decade in the now defunct San Francisco-based soul group Baby & The Luvies. Featured vocalist C. Joleene makes her base in Southern California having graced the stage with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Justin Tranter, and Wilton Felder of the Jazz Crusaders. “Shade” is the first collaboration between the two artists. The track is mastered by Simon Gibson at Abbey Road Studios, London, England. *R&B Influenced ‘Shade on Me’ single available all streaming May 1st.

Thelen Creative is an award-winning California based independent audio & visual collective focusing on music and history. Content producer George Thelen is a member of BMI and district advocate as an active member of the Recording Academy (Grammy’s) San Francisco chapter. Follow Thelen Creative on all digital platforms for early access to “Shade On Me” including Spotify, iTunes, Soundcloud & YouTube or visit for more info.


Official Selection April 2021

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