Creative Corner with Will Morris


Will Morris is an Artist Manager at UNSHAKEN Management, whose clients include Chartreuse and Jay Anderson.

Here's our recent chat with Will to discuss his favourite campaigns in 2020 and talk about the overlaps between visual creativity and music.

Currently, I'm working on releasing the second EP from the stunning Black Country band Chartreuse. Also, a new band called Memorial, a collaboration between two incredible musicians coming together to create a creative explosion of a band. Hopefully, there will be some new music to be released before the end of the year.

CHECK OUT

It's a new discovery for me, but I'm really digging Bonny Light Horseman; an American supergroup consisting of Anaïs Mitchell, Eric D. Johnson (Fruit Bats/The Shins) and Josh Kaufman (The National). They released an album this year of what I believe are covers and reimaginations of old folk songs.

FAVOURITE VIDEO

Viðrar vel til loftárása by Sigur Rós. My wife showed me this video years ago and it's such an emotional beautiful video. 

BEST ARTWORK

Patti Smith - Horses (Photographed by Robert Mapplethorpe). There's something so real about Black and White photography, this is an iconic photo of such a strong and influential women. I think that you can also see how at ease Patti Smith is in this photo and believe this photo wouldn't have been possible if it wasn't shot by Robert Mapplethorpe. The connection is perfect.

CAMPAIGN OF 2020

Personally, I loved the Orlando Weeks Campaign for A Quickening. The personal artwork was incredibly creative and original. The music video for Milk Breath in particular with the moving visualiser. It was a collaboration between Orlando Weeks and Korean artist Myungsik Jang.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

It does dip into 2019 but the simplicity and beautiful cinematography of Aldous Harding's Fixture Picture was brilliant. The vivid red outfit against the grey and white cliffs is stunning.

LOGO LOVE

Has to be Wu-Tang.

GO FOLLOW

CHARTREUSE. Follow the journey of a young band from the Black Country U.K on their path to releasing their debut album.

ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHY

I guess Iconic would be the Brian Duffy Photo of David Bowie for the ALADDIN SANE LP Cover.

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