Giovany Revelle, a first-generation singer-songwriter and producer, was born in Corpus Christi to Mexican immigrants. But he has deep roots in Chicago, where he has resided since he was a baby. In 2017, he started the process of recording his debut album, a collection of songs composed over the course of a decade, following the tragic death of his father, who encouraged and believed in his music.
The first song from the album, “45,” was inspired by the universal fears humans face on a daily basis as they look “down the barrel of a 45.” The music video, which transports us to the Old West, is nothing short of interesting and enthralling. The video, which also stars Rosalba Valdez as one of the key roles, leaves you feeling upbeat and serves as a gentle reminder that there is hope for the future. Giles Corey, a renowned Chicago blues guitarist, plays a bluesy guitar solo that wonderfully complements the suspense in the music video.
A fictional Western-style duel was recorded over three days in Temecula, California for the “45” music video. Since it required renting a location, hiring a stylist, renting apparel and props, and flying or driving in a team of nine to execute, this music video was Giovany Revelle’s most ambitious video production to date.
It departs from the big band sound of the most of the album and is the only Western/Country sounding song on the record, yet it still seems unified. Giles Corey, a well-known Chicago blues guitarist who has collaborated with Otis Rush and Billy Branch, is featured on the song.
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