Brooklyn-raised producer and artist Carlos Truly (of indie group AVA LUNA ) has announced the news of his debut album, ‘Not Mine’. As part of the news comes the release of the video for first single ‘108th’.
The soulful, funk video for the track was directed by April Wen and Carlos, a visual that aims to conjure a deeper meaning through black and white aesthetic visuals and choreography.
“I’d like to leave a bit of mystery here, but do some research sometime on the displacements that occurred during the planning of Central Park. I went to high school on E. 94th street, so most of my first relationship played out in its paths and woods. That really is a moment frozen in time for me, a personal history– and yet, let’s take a moment to acknowledge how our personal histories play out in a continuum, and how every inch of ground we walk is shared with the histories and stories of everyone who came before. This land was stolen, then stolen again, then stolen again — all so she and I could share our beautiful moment. So whenever I find myself somewhere new, I give pause before talking about ‘my street!”Carlos Truly
Carlos Truly contemplates the limits of conventional attitudes of masculinity, his relationship with his hometown of New York, entitlements, companionship, devotion, and the challenges and delights of a life committed to such an artistic pursuit.
“Not Mine” will be released on July 1st, 2022 via Bayonet Records