Published Jun 21, 2019It's release day for Scone Cash Players, and to celebrate the arrival of the funk/soul unit's new album As the Screw Turns, they are giving us a video for the record's "My House Is Small (But I Dream Big)."
The video is described as "an homage to apartment living, in a city full of dreamers." It was directed by William Schalda Jr. (a.k.a. SWIVS), who also happens to play in the Daptones band Sha La Das. As you will hear, the song itself prominently features gospel/soul hero Naomi Shelton taking on lead vocals.
Scone Cash Players Hammond organist and bandleader Adam Scone — who conceptualized As the Screw Turns while touring with Sharon Jones and Sugarman 3 on the Daptone Super Soul Revue tour— offered up the following of "My House Is Small" (But I Dream Big)" and Shelton's contribution:
I love writing for Naomi. Her voice and spirit are so powerful. Hearing her sing always brings joy into my heart. We formed a tight bond and friendship when I was playing organ on some Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens tours. She transformed this song from my idea into something even more warm and wonderful than I could have imagined.
Specifically pointing to the neon-streaked video, meanwhile, director Schalda added the following:
As a native New Yorker, when I heard the lyrics "My house is small, but I dream big" the house part translated as "HOME" which means "apartment" to me. Dreaming big is par for the course for artists everywhere. 'NYC artists in their homes' became the heart of the concept. Given the universal nature of the sentiment, I wanted to create something that people from 9 to 99 years old could enjoy. On the surface, it's an eye-catching tribute to simple apartment living; making the best of your humble surroundings; taking pride in your personal space (doing dishes, i.e.); having pride in your neighbourhood; but really it's all about LOVE.
Watch the video for "My House Is Small" (But I Dream Big)" for yourself below.
As the Screw Turns is out now via Flamingo Time/Mango Hill Records. You can order it here.