Oklahoma City painter Brent Learned has seized alternatives to indicate his work within the Smithsonian Establishment in Washington, D.C., the Oklahoma State Artwork Assortment on the state Capitol, the Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion and extra.
However when the famend Cheyenne-Arapaho artist had an opportunity to take his creativity off the wall for a long-overdue music video, he got here and acquired it.
“It was a enjoyable mission. It was a fantastic, nice expertise. … I wished one thing that I used to be influenced by, and rising up throughout the ’70s and ’80s, we had ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Star Trek’ reruns and all that stuff. Into my school years, we had ‘X Recordsdata,’ and so I used to be at all times a giant sci-fi particular person,” Discovered stated.
Discovered collaborated with Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Leisure, to created a brand new music video for “Come and Get Your Love,” the much-loved Nineteen Seventies pop-rock traditional by groundbreaking Native American band Redbone. The music video has earned greater than 2 million views because it was launched final August.
When “Come and Get Your Love” was launched as a 7″ single on Epic Data in January 1974, an extended model had been beforehand obtainable on Redbone’s fifth studio album, 1973’s “Wovoka.” The band had taken its title from a Cajun time period for multi-racial people or tradition, and the members of Redbone drew from Yaqui, Shoshone and Mexican heritage, as effectively roots in Texas, Louisiana and California.
With “Come and Get Your Love,” Redbone turned the primary Native American band to attain a Prime 5 single on the Billboard Scorching 100, however no official music video was ever launched, regardless of the track’s success.
After the irresistibly catchy track was prominently featured in a 2014 Marvel Studios blockbuster, the label determined to treatment that state of affairs.
“They wished to place one thing out that may introduce it to a brand new technology as a result of they seen an uptick ever because it got here out in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ … And it has been in a number of completely different commercials as a snippet. So, they wished one thing that may resonate with the youthful technology, and never solely that, they wished a Native American affect. That is the rationale why they reached out to myself,” Discovered stated.
“They got here throughout me on Instagram, they usually stated, ‘We actually like what you are doing.’ So, I simply got here up with the theme of the music video and the storyline, and we put it collectively.”
‘We wished to indicate that our folks had been about love’
In creating the video, Discovered labored carefully with Juan E Bedolla, a Mexican producer and director who has garnered two Emmy nominations, a number of Telly and Addy awards and different honors.
“Throughout this time of pandemic, we did lots of meetings through Zoom, and I’d do little Photoshops of how a scene can be after which e-mail it to him. Then from there, he would take that after which flip it into an animation. It took about three months to do. He’d give me little updates each now, however as soon as he despatched me the precise ultimate video, I used to be blown away,” Discovered stated.
The “Come and Get Your Love” quick movie focuses on an American Indian traveler who blasts off on a far-out journey by means of the residing and altering tradition of Native America within the twenty first century, taking viewers alongside for the far-flung trip.
“This is a man on the lookout for love, and he hears this beat that he can solely hear as a result of the music video begins out with the younger woman taking part in the track. So, he goes by means of the entire world attempting to seek for the place that music’s coming from … and he reads the place this rocket’s on the brink of exit into outer house. So, he goes, ‘Properly, I will go forward and bounce on that and see if I can discover it on one other world.’ So, he jumps on the spaceship, floats out, goes to a planet the place there are people who find themselves similar to him. And he finds his love of his life.”
The OKC artist additionally collaborated along with his cousin, George Levi, a fellow Cheyenne-Arapaho member based mostly in Mustang, who created the ledger artwork for the video.
“I wished to additionally incorporate a few of what was occurring in American Indian society, just like the lacking indigenous ladies motion,” Discovered stated. “I wished to indicate, hey, this was accomplished in a contemporary time, reflecting on an outdated track that is stunning — and it is all about love. And actually on the very finish of the video, that is ‘love and happiness’ in Cheyenne language.”
Pat Vegas, Redbone founding member, bassist and “Come and Get Your Love” arranger/co-producer, expressed his appreciation for the completed video.
“We wished to indicate that our folks had been about love … The refrain — ‘Come and get your love’ — is about pure love, with out all of the overthinking and classy phrases. Many suppose the track is nearly a person singing to a girl. It’s, nevertheless it’s additionally in regards to the coming collectively of various peoples,” Vegas stated in a press release.
“This visible actually takes you on a journey and reminds us that the sky’s not the restrict, it is solely the view. It is one thing to assist the younger perceive the outdated, one is silver the opposite gold, each are beneficial.”