Australian musicartist & performer Mikey Votano released his second UK single ‘Crazy’ on 21st August via Believe Digital. This was originally performed by Gnarls Barkley and became a global hit! Mikey brings new life to the song in his unique style with an infectious jungle groove, overlaid by spaghetti western guitars alongside screaming vocals and gospel backing.
‘Crazy’ has always had an extra special meaning for me, as I child I was often labelled that in a direct reference to the symptoms of my ADHD & anxiety. Many people suffer from mental illness & all of us have circumstances where we feel similar symptoms, possibly even asking the question, Does that make me crazy? Simply asking that question pretty much guarantees you’re not crazy, I like the idea of taking control of words used against you and that is definitely a large part of the reason why I really enjoyed reworking this track.”MIKEY VOTANO
The video for ‘Crazy’ showcases Mikey’s star potential with a dance sequence and quirky scenes with a rubber duck, toothpaste, spilt milk and cookies! Mikey says “the video was a lot of fun and represents a little of the struggles I & those with similar mental illness feel daily”
He tributes his styles of music Mikey loves, swing, soul & rock n’ roll, a collection of vintage sounds & grooves from the 50s & 60s. Last year Mikey, with his band The Originals, released their initial run of five singles. The tracks were recorded live, in a single room, using only pre1955 gear & cut straight to tape in a method recording rarely used since the 50s. A hit with the swing/rock ’n’ roll dancing scene videos began circling of their remakes accompanying dance lessons & gigs from Australia, Argentina, UK, Italy, Canada & the USA.
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