SHE'S REALLY NOT ONLY MERELY DEAD
SHE'S REALLY MOST SINCERELY UNDEAD
These days, the United States of America feels like an empire in a rather late, decrepit stage. We are haunted by a Lady Liberty dead and drained of color; her glowing red eyes and torch symbolizing an undead nation we call the GHOST OF AMERICA.
There is no demonic enchantment or science-fiction virus powering the mobility of this undead nation. So what is that force? Fear? Laziness? Selfishness? A mutant strain of post-war capitalism gone rogue? A globalist conspiracy? A nationalist conspiracy? Can we look this monster in its eyes? Is this a redeemable monster? Or must we create something else to believe in? What will we dream up while quarantined?
GHOST OF AMERICA as a single / video kicks off a series of songs crafted while Benben and Nick were in quarantine, working with drummer/engineer Jonathan Smith. This collection will be released later this spring and continue the theme of lamentation. After this mourning period, SINCERE GIFTS intends to begin releasing a dragon's horde of recently crafted music filled with golden nectar. We hope you will enjoy taking the journey with us.
SINCERE GIFTS is a bi-coastal transmedia art and music project founded by animator/singer Benben and sound installation artist and composer Nick Byron Campbell. The duo are joined by sonic sorceress Camellia Hartman (vocals/violin) and the inimitable Erica Marie Mancini (vocals/accordion). Once we can all take our face-masks off, we intend to stage our work in gallery settings, accompanied by a live performances. Check out @SincereGiftsMusic for daily postings of the illustrations created for this exhibition.