Our friend and New York-based indie musician, Derek Bishop, has released a brand new track (and video) called “Shutting Down,” the second single from his retro-disco, new-wave-y album, Bicycling In Quicksand, out now.
The new video takes elements from the album’s cover art and blends them together into a crazy 80s dance party. The video ends up looking like some bizarre (and very high energy) James Bond opening credits.
Derek enlisted the help of his sister — as well as fellow indie musician, Brett Gleason, to co-star in this colorful romp of a video.
Bicycling In Quicksand features Derek’s trademark energy, showcasing bona fide grooves that harken back to the days when the music was funky and the beats were undeniable. Bishop’s gift for connecting to audiences through personal stories, splashed with a plethora of contagious melodies, boosts this singer/songwriter album into the sonic stratosphere blending passionate story-telling with Bishop’s unique keyboard-laden sound.
Check it out, and let us know what you think. You can’t help but smile and be happy when you hear one of Derek’s songs or watch his videos.