Brutus Faust

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Brutus Faust

From Art to Music. Serrano's work “Piss and Blood XVII” was used on Metallica’s 1997 follow-up ReLoad. Serrano, whose most controversial work was 1987’s “Piss Christ,” later directed the video for industrial metal group Godflesh’s “Crush My Soul.” Blow Up Hollywood introduced WACBIZ to this innate musician, we are honored to welcome his debut album Vengeance Is Mine! For Serrano as Brutus, the project was an opportunity to express his love of this time and place, beginning with a series of songs he chose to reinvent. Because he brings a full life of experiences into the project, he hopes that more than simply his love of music will come across on Vengeance Is Mine. Like a lot of Serrano’s artwork, Brutus’ intentions in calling his debut album Vengeance Is Mine are slightly ambiguous. He originally came up with the cryptic title because he intended for the collection to be all re-workings of songs he loves. We can also conjecture that some of the vengeance was connected to just this one time, turning his back on the art world to explore a new means of expression. The final set of 13 tracks includes eight covers, highlighted by a quirky twist of The Temptations’ Motown era classic “Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)” that does Dylan and Lou Reed proud, and a punked up cover of “It’s Now Or Never.” His nuanced approach to other familiar classics like “Bad Moon Rising,” “House Of The Rising Sun”— as well as a ballad version of The Proclaimers’ “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” and a cover of “Black Betty” that reverts to the original Leadbelly vibe–bring out the emotion of the lyrics like few previous versions have. Complementing these are five original songs, including several penned by Serrano’s girlfriend Irina Movmyga (including the title track and “Bloody Laurels”) and “Goo Goo Gaga,” a dark look at the reality of today’s world that “Brutus” co-wrote with Thad DeBrock and Messina.” -Jonathan Widran

Vengeance Is Mine
Song
Bad Moon Favorite License Buy
Vengeance Is Mine Favorite License Buy
Sounds Of Silence Favorite License Buy
It's Now Or Never Favorite License Buy
House Of The Rising Sun Favorite License Buy
Just My Imagination Favorite License Buy
Black Betty Favorite License Buy
Bloody Laureis Favorite License Buy
500 Miles (I'm Gonna Be) Favorite License Buy
A Hundred Years of Solitude Favorite License Buy
Down My Veins Favorite License Buy
Goo Goo Gaga Favorite License Buy
Love Letters Favorite License Buy