Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Darren Ockert - You Don't Know Me

For Immediate Release:

British-turned-Floridian, Darren Ockert is a man of many talents.  Singer, songwriter, producer and actor, he welcomes his audience into his world in a mini-documentary which sheds light on his creative process and personal life.  Set to premiere at the Enzian FilmSlam in Orlando on February 17, the film also offers the first teasers of songs from Ockert’s upcoming electro-pop album, Short Story Long.

Directed by Hector M. Sanchez Jr., the short film, which runs 10 minutes, was shot over a two-month period and is mostly set in Ockert’s home and studio in Miami.  It shows a day in the life of a contemporary professional musician, as Ockert - who is a voting member of The Recording Academy (The Grammys) and The Songwriters Hall Of Fame, a member of The American Society Of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), and member of the Producers & Engineers Wing of The Grammys - collaborates with various musicians and engineers (Daniel Valencia, Ron Behaim).

Featuring the first single, “You Don’t Know Me,” off his forthcoming  record, the track is an ironic choice given the film’s exposures of the ins and outs of Ockert’s life.  Though the track sparkles with peppy twinkling loops, crisp production and synths, catchy, uplifting melodies, and danceable beats, lyrically, the song touches on the pains of being in the public eye and the struggles of warding off false assumptions. “You Don’t Know Me” is set for release on March 12 and creates buzzing anticipation for Short Story Long, out this June.

Of his decision to participate in this documentary and invite his fans into his home and studio, Ockert explains, “Music has played a very important part in my life.  I think it plays a part in a lot of people’s lives and they don’t actually realize it.” Sanchez and Ockert hope that Darren Ockert: A Mini Documentary will remind the public of that feeling.

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