Official Shame On You Music Video by Giovanni James.
"Plenty of people in the world need shaming right now. I have my personal reasons for writing it, but would rather let the listeners' own life narratives dictate the meaning for them. That's the beauty of art - it has the ability to be interpreted on many levels depending on how it hits you!" - Giovanni James
Directed by Giovanni James / David McIntyre
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'Shame On You' is rockabilly, gut-bucket pop, rock, and soul madness. Classic Americana circa 1950's but somehow futuristic in a Stanley Kubrick kinda way. So in the spirit of Little Richard 'Shut Up' and click play.
Half-African American, half-Italian, Giovanni James sings, raps, dances, produces, slings a guitar, plays keyboards, and even does magic. A chess-loving aesthete with a clothing/art collection named Butcher James, this Renaissance man's style and music go-hand-in-hand, threading together a patchwork of rock, soul, R&B, and hip-hop that sits at the crossroads between Rebel Without A Cause and The Rat Pack. His particular, steampunk swagger earned him a comparison to Alexander McQueen in the New York Times. Enamored by music and film, he equally nods to Turner Classic Movies, James Dean, Marlon Brando, and Montgomery Clift, as well as Sam Cooke, Jimi Hendrix, and Otis Redding.
Out this spring via Money Dope/Warner Bros. Records, his debut EP Whutcha Want introduces every facet of this dynamic performer with a little something for everyone unashamed to enjoy the ride.