Australian music artist & performer Mikey Votano released his second UK single ‘Crazy’ via Believe Digital. This was originally performed by Gnarls Barkley and became a huge 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. He says:
‘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.”
The video for ‘Crazy’ showcases 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” .
Important, and very relevant, issues – especially in this anxious ‘Lockdown age’ we are all experiencing. We decided to find out more about Mikey and his experiences ahead of WHO World Mental Health Day on Oct 10th.