Balthazar Getty has recently released the video for the Solardrive bonus track “Be Alright.” The video made it’s internet debut accompanied by an interview with Getty about his new project, Solardrive, courtesty of the Huffington Post. Getty describes the song as “Being who you are and being where your from. Its a feeling song.” To capture the introspective nature of the song Getty turned the camera on himself and shot a very minimalistic but extremely powerful video of him “just being and feeling.”
“Be Alright” is a bonus track off of the Solardrive project that is available exclusively on the Rdio version of the self-titled album. The Solardrive album is a collection of improptu recordings done in Getty’s pool house-cum home studio and is the first release from Getty’s newly launched record label PURPLEHAUS Music, named for his favorite color Purple and his favorite band Bauhaus. The Solardrive all started when Getty was gifted a Pro-Tools rig from his wife and their friend Joaquin Phoenix, which lead to the pool house recording sessions with whomever happened to be hanging out at the house. Guests on the record range from Ozomatli vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Asdri Sierra, Mother Tongue bassist David Gould and Rain Phoenix (Joaquin’s sister). “Be Alright” is an special edition to the project, since it is one of the few tracks that features Getty’s vocals.
“A throwback meets new-age, which is able to playfully tell a heart-wrenching tale. Solardrive feels like The Roots and James Brown had a baby, then amplified it with Massive Attack’s hormones.” – VIBE Magazine
“It makes you want to keep on listening/repeating.” Indie Shuffle
Solardrive is only the beginning of what promises to be a jam-packed year for Getty and PURPLEHAUS. Getty is hands on in the creative process for all of the label’s releases, creating beats, producing and contributing that everything that comes out under the label’s name. Creating releasing music in something Getty has been involved with for over half of his life, including wearing the producer/beat-maker hat in the Indie Rock project Ringside who’s released their first album on Geffen in 2005 . This year alone the multi-talent also plans to release the debut album from his hip-hop duo, The Wow, alongside rapper KO The Legend, in addition to another Ringside album.
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