PREMIERE – David Clayton-Thomas releases video for “Carnival”

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Toronto-based legendary artist, David Clayton-Thomas has unveiled his first video for his single “Carnival” from his upcoming album, Mobius due to be released on June 22, 2018.

When asked about the single, David shared,

“’Carnival’ is a catchy little samba written by myself and Eric St-Laurent. The song tells the story of a girl who leaves Rio and returns to the love she left behind.

South African singer Joanna Majoko’s duet on the choruses makes this tune unforgettable.  Eric’s guitar work is masterful. This is a delightful piece… happy and carefree, with a melody that will stick in your head forever.”

Take a few moments from your busy Friday and check out the video below, plus find out more about David Clayton-Thomas in our newest segment of Five Questions With.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

I’m David Clayton-Thomas, lead singer for Blood Sweat & Tears for over forty years, solo artist for the last fifteen.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

My style is heavily influenced by R&B but my years with BS&T instilled a strong love for jazz and jazz musicians. Mobius is an all original album. I love to hear my songs interpreted by great musicians. Some of my songs are written in my home studio and that is a very solitary process. Others are written in collaboration with the musicians, that is a team effort.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

I’m still trying to figure that one out myself…. It’s pretty simple really. Great songs, a great band and most of all… we have fun. We’re beginning to tour again in July after nearly a year writing and recording Mobius. We’re all looking forward to playing some live gigs again.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

The next one…  Seriously…. The single from the new album is called “Carnival” and I’m very proud of this recording. It’s bright happy little samba with an infectious melody beautifully performed by Canadas finest jazz musicians.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

Most of my favourites are solo musicians and singers.  Laila Biali is a favourite of mine. Marc Jordan, I work with some of my favourite musicians… George Koller, Lou Pomanti, Eric St Laurent. Bands? I like Blue Rodeo, The Hip, Hilario Duran. Vocal groups like Cadence and The Willows are also on my favourites list.

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