I am all about Lexington loving Lexington — and really this love is four layers deep if you include me in there. Lexingtonian Ben Sollee enlisted his neighbors Robert Beatty (Hair Police) and Coleman Guyon (Trailblazer) to whip up a music video for his song “Electrified” off his upcoming record Inclusions. It’s a really interesting thing when you ask experimental artists to soundtrack a classical-pop artist like Ben Sollee. Apparently one of the many things that can result in is a video that reacts to the changes in an artistic/organic song with some distinctly mechanical means.
Keeping up with Ben this spring has been a hefty job. I’ll try to summarize. He’s got his album up for presale and stream at Bandcamp, an opening slot for My Morning Jacket this Sunday at Memorial Coliseum and tour dates which include a very cool show at the Kentucky Theater this May.