New Perspectives

04 February 22

Posted at 8:55

Teaser for New Perspectives film : Dir.Dean Chalkley -  Edited/Art Dir. Ciaran O'Shea - Dop Sophie Tuckwell


New Perspectives is the name of Dean's new project set for release in February 2022.

This groundbreaking project has brought together a group of six musicians for the first time.

Over a two day period they wrote and recorded a remarkable piece of music from scratch with no preparation. Dean photographed the entire process and directing a short film too, working closley with one of his good friend and regular collaborator Ciaran O'Shea at Discordo Studio, and young film crew lead by Sophie Tuckwell - above is the 'Teaser' for the short film.

The musicians called their collective Phono 48 and made an outstanding groove lead Modern Soul Classic recording. Soon to be released on 12" vinyl (as well as digital platforms) the track is now on pre order made available through Big A C Records.

It's an astonishing soulful single written and recorded in just 48 hours.

Phono 48, features neo-soul singer Laville, Kitty and Lewis Durham (of Kitty, Daisy and Lewis), Amané Suganami, Solomon Douglas and Nick Corbin, all of whom entered the studio with no preconceived ideas of what they would create.

The result is a beautifully crafted, contemporary-sounding song; Laville’s positive lyrics and smooth, laid-back vocal are soundtracked by an infectious piece of music, with all participants blending seamlessly to create a track at the intersection of soul, funk and jazz.

‘So Pure’ anchors the multi-media ‘New Perspectives’ project devised by Dean Chalkley, who captured the magic of the two days’ studio time in a  series of documentary style images.

There will be lots more in the press and through social media channels about 'New Perspectives' in the coming weeks so do check out Dean's Instagram account. 

The exhibition will take place at the Museum of Youth Culture in Shaftesbury Ave open to the public from the 18th Feb until 27th Feb 2022. The New Perspectives  project was made in partnership with Sunspel.