But that’s not how it started.
Initially, this painting and video were a test run using a demo recording for “Ain’t a Lot of Love” to see if our First Annual Meeting of Optimists art and music project would work.
Our idea was this: we’ll provide the song, lyric sheet and canvas to a visual artist and they’ll interpret it into a painting. Additionally, we’d record a video of the canvas transformation.
Ultimately, Stacy decided to do another pass at “Ain’t a Lot of Love,” so we put this art/video on a shelf and reshot another piece. We released First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 1 in November 2019.
Having the music for Vol. 2 ready, Stacy (along with artist Brandon Ahnert) rejoined our effort for First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 2 by contributing their talents to “From a Foreign Son” and “Ok, Alright” in December 2019.
Our “Trouble Tomorrow” artist had to bow out, the pandemic hit and we were short on art/video to release First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 2.
It took a little longer than we’d like to admit, but eventually we remembered having Stacy’s earlier painting/video on a shelf and repurposed it for “Trouble Tomorrow.”
Vol. 2 was released in March 2020.
Watch June IND – Trouble Tomorrow (Official Video) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzcgPft8_bI.