NASHVILLE, Tenn. —Stephen Martines lightens the mood with the release of his upbeat music video for “Alright.” Emmy-award-winning producer/director Anthony Hemingway (Red Tails, American Crime Story, Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G) patterns the video after the film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” as Stephen begins the video by pretending to be sick while on the phone with his agent. He then proceeds to head out into L.A., down to the beach to enjoy a fun filled day singing that “today is going to be alright.” “Alright” is receiving worldwide radio airplay and it’s his longest-lasting radio single to date.
“We had a great time making this video! My dear friend Anthony Hemingway captured the song’s upbeat vibe and laid-back groove of this song in a vignette format – backed by energetic,‘hip-hop country’ choreography by Draico Johnson. We had excellent dancers and crew, and it was a blast watching it come to life,” said Stephen Martines.
“Alright” was written by Jennifer Denmark, Sam Brooker and Katie Cole (of Smashing Pumpkins) and was previously debuted by Think Country Music. Featured in the video is impressive dancing choreographed by Dondraico (“Draico”) Johnson, who has done work for Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Miley Cyrus, to name a few. The video was produced by OBRA-Visual (past work for Lil Nas X, Cardi B, Nike, Puma, Fila) and stars international model/World Poker Federation spokesmodel Tugba Ercan alongside Martines, with additional guest voices by comedian George Wallace and actor Page Kennedy. For more information about Stephen, go to his website stephenmartinesmusic.com.
About Stephen Martines
Stephen Martines is a gifted singer/songwriter/actor who grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, where he excelled as a soccer player, even being drafted into MLS for the Kansas City Wizards. After serving in the United States Air Force for two years and a successful stint as a nationally-recognized model, he moved to Los Angeles in 1998 and began a career in television as a regular on shows like General Hospital and The Guiding Light – eventually branching out into prime-time television with roles on The Closer, Vampire Diaries and Burn Notice, among others. Along the way, his passion for songwriting called him to Nashville where he became a songwriter in the Warner-Chappell stable. This contact gave him the opportunity to write and hone his craft with mega-talents like Jon Nite, Ross Copperman, Jay Brunswick, Nicole Gallyon, Josh Hoge, Josh Dunne and Brandon Ray, just to name a few. Now a recording artist, Stephen released his first single in 2017. Stephen has been actively performing and recording songs for his debut album, turning in rock-solid performances at the 2017, 2018 and 2019 CMA Music Festivals in Nashville. Following his second single, “Just Like a Kiss” (co-penned by country superstar Brett Young) and his summer, 2018 release, “Sounds Like Whiskey” (which this past December/January held the #1 spot on The Iceman’s New Country Artist Chart for seven weeks running), Stephen and his band tore it up at the Country Smooth Fest in New Orleans alongside country music luminaries Hunter Hayes, Tyler Farr and Granger Smith. Fans can expect new music from Stephen throughout 2020. For more information visit stephenmartinesmusic.com.
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