I have not heard of this artist before, but perhaps you have? His name is Keaton Simons. He’s a former Maverick and CBS recording artist.
Keaton has just released a video for his current single Beautiful Pain. The video was directed by Nick Spanos and executive produced by long time friend, David Duchovny. Yes – THE David Duchovny, Mulder on The X-Files and Hank Moody on Californication.
“This song has tremendous personal meaning to me. I wanted to show the extraordinary side of real, everyday people, and illustrate that love is worth fighting for,” said Simons when asked about the video’s concept.
Beautiful Pain (available April 30th) was co-produced by Mikal Blue (Colbie Caillat, One Republic) and mastered by Gavin Lurssen of Lurssen Mastering. The album features co-writes with friends and peers Jason Mraz, Jason Reeves, and Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket) amongst others.
Here Keaton’s video for Beautiful Pain. You can also see the video here, http://youtu.be/Z2d8r_GIZ9U.
The song makes me thing about what “beautiful pain” might be? Some people might interrupt a tattoo as a beautiful pain. It does hurt – a lot. But in the end you have a beautiful piece of artwork. Other people might consider a gorgeous pair of high heel shoes as beautiful pain – they are beautiful to look at but hurt your feet something fierce.
For me I think beautiful pain would be giving birth to both of my children. It hurt – A LOT – but the end result was a beautiful child.
What does beautiful pain mean to you?
The song, Beautiful Pain, is available on iTunes.
Keaton just announced two very special NYC and LA record release shows.
Saturday, May 4, 2013 at The Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles, CA.
10:30 – 11:45 PM
Tickets are $10 and you must be 21+ or older.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at The Bitter End, NY, NY
Tickets are $10 and you must be 18+ or older.
I have a nice giveaway for a lucky reader. The winner will receive a copy of Keaton’s album AND handwritten lyrics for the song Beautiful Pain. In addition, if the winner happens to be in the NYC or LA area they will also receive two tickets to Keaton’s show (transportation not provided).
This giveaway is open to US residents and will end on April 27, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.
To enter please leave a comment on this post and tell me about what has been the most beautifully painful event in your life?
For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.
*I was not compensated for this post. I am sharing this giveaway for the enjoyment of my site readers. Any opinions expressed are my own unless otherwise noted. Extra entries are optional.