The new visuals for the single “Not Okay” from renowned glam rocker Micky James. On the new visuals, Micky James confides, “I wanted to create a narrative based video featuring two young adults that are a couple growing up in suburbia. It’s them vs. the world, and they are each other’s only light in a dark, frustrating existence. A series of shots showing this dynamic between them and how it comes into every day life. Aesthetically, I wanted to present this feeling of nostalgia and melancholy. Early John Hughes films came to mind. Ben (director) took this idea and was successful at executing it. I couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out. ”
Micky James has received acclaim from the likes of Billboard, Live Nation’s Ones to Watch, Alt Press, Sirius XM as well as being featured on multiple Spotify playlists including New Music Friday US. He also just played the Firefly Festival alongside Phoebe Bridgers, Tame Impala, Billie Eilish and touring with Switchfoot.
Born and raised in the shadows of Philly and NYC, Micky James naturally developed a taste for the theatrical and aspired to become a performer from a young age. In his music and personal style, Micky explores a sound and aesthetic that is nostalgic of a bygone era in rock-n-roll music, while still maintaining a contemporary pop ambition. Micky’s unique vocals are reminiscent of great character voices such as David Bowie and Julian Casablancas, alluding to the dark, mysterious, and romantic qualities that are so distinct to those artists. While Micky’s flamboyant fashions evoke the glamour and swagger of past rock icons, his work is both equal parts style and substance. Inspired by the authentic energy of 60’s and 70’s iconic rock band’s, James is successful in crafting a modern and fresh approach to a timeless genre, “I wanted to take pieces of nostalgia and give it a contemporary twist”, explains James. Successfully taking his vision and turning it into a reality.