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SoulBounce Exclusive: Geno Young Gets Us Shaken & Stirred With His ‘Brandy Alexander’ Mini-Movie

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Though he might not be a household name, Geno Young has been representing for the Dallas soul scene for quite some time (and doing so quite well, if we do say so ourselves). Now the crooner is preparing to reintroduce himself with his brand new album Short, Dark & Handsome. But before he does all that, he gives us a peek at what's coming with his mini-movie for "Brandy Alexander." The song, a cover of Feist that Geno first released back in 2013, is a lovely ode comparing the feeling of love to an intoxicating beverage. Perhaps that's where Geno got inspiration for the song's creative visual, in which he evokes the world's best-known boozehound and master of espionage James Bond.

To fully realize his vision, Geno turned to Dallas-based creative group The Digibees to create an ode to spy thrillers. It begins with a male spy (played by Akron Watson, who's currently on Broadway in The Color Purple) who picks up a message and is then followed by a femme fatale who turns out to be our title character. She makes quick work of her fellow spy and then takes the package to her fellow agent, who just happens to be Dallas neo-soul legend N'Dambi. While that story is intriguing, the bulk of the clip focuses on an imaginative title sequence the adds a sepia-toned spin on the 007 opening credits. Silhouettes of nubile women and Geno himself float by using utterly stunning effects that will definitely catch your eye.

Though we don't get an entire idea of the story going on here, we definitely hope that Geno continues it in his next videos, as we're dying to see what happens next. Check out the "Brandy Alexander" mini-movie below, and look for Short, Dark & Handsome when it drops this coming January.


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