Only Trailer Available
Director – George Thelen
Duration – 3 minutes 50 seconds
Country – United States
Language – English
Year – 2021
SYNOPSIS : LOFI ANIMATED SHORT “SHADE ON ME” COMING FOR #SUMMER2021 RELIEF >> AVAILABLE 4.20, 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 ThelenCreative.com for more info.
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