BILAL – Soul Train Awards (video)

An Election Day Special: Bilal’s Robots

On this Election Day 2010, Bilal teams up with French director Mikael Colombu to bring you “Robots”. Come along and join us on this multi-media journey as we see the world of politics through Bilal’s eyes. Mikael’s ability to translate Bilal’s words into imagery, gives us a chance to properly reflect on his ideology of modern times.

To Bilal, people are becoming more like robots through the use of manipulative propaganda by corporate media . This video is his way of opening everyone’s eyes to the truth. As you watch “Robots” you’ll soon find yourself paying very close attention to what is really going on.

Pass this along, and help the robots amongst us.

And don’t forget to make a change by voting today.

Bilal’s Tainted Love

This is a jam session. An act of improvisation without preparation.
Is This Love, was the first video we brought you from singer Bilal and composer/arranger Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. To say that the feedback was good is an understatement.
Today is a video continuation of the Bilal and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Bomb Shelter saga entitled, “Tainted Love.”
Know by many as Synthpop duo Soft Cell’s big hit in 1981, “Tainted Love” was originally composed by Ed Cobb, formerly of The Four Preps and originally recorded by Gloria Jones in 1964 as the B-side to “My Bad Boy’s Coming Home”. The original version was by no means a commercial success. In fact, it was a flop. However, in 1973, while British club DJ Richard Searling was on a trip to the U.S., he purchased a copy and found the Motown-influenced sound was a perfect match for the music movement with was growing in the UK club scene referred to as “Northern Soul. Searling took the song and popularized it.
With new found popularity, Gloria Jones tried again, re-recording “Tainted Love” in 1976. But this again failed to chart.
Several years later, Soft Cell, the vocal-synth pop duo that took the popular track and released a slower, synth and rhythm heavy version in 1981. It reached #1 on 18 different charts.
So now, we’re back to the beginning. Bilal, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Daedelus, and more, in the studio jamming away to Gloria Jones’ original version of that great 1964 song.
It’s just pure energy. The musicians, the movements, the sounds..
No overdubs, no retouches, just 100% LIVE.
Enjoy.

Restart official music video

Bilal has been putting in his work. This is the first official music video for “Airtights Revenge“, shot by Michael Sterling Eaton. Restart is the lead single off of the album, and its getting major buzz in the industry. The video portrays arid and evocative scenes. These are moments in motion, breathing life into chromatic-toned images. This simply cannot be a passive viewing and listening experience – the video works its way into your daily psyche and spirit. Layers of guitars, keyboards, and sculpted sound samples
wash over you, while Bilal’s lyrics create vibrant and emotional scenes. Take a walk with Bilal, see the world, and have your fun…

Restart trailer

Directed by Michael Sterling Eaton, we are pleased to let you take a sneak peak at the new Bilal trailer. Its got the Warhol vibe painted all over it and Bilal is very excited to share it with you!! Full video coming very soon.