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  • Exclusive Acoustic Video Premiere: Rilan, "Chemical"

    Thu, 08 Jan 2015 10:55:17

    Exclusive Acoustic Video Premiere: Rilan, "Chemical" - Watch it now

    ARTISTdirect has teamed up with Rilan, who has been cast as a Warbler on Glee, premiering tomorrow, Friday, January 9, to debut this acoustic video for the song "Chemical."

    So it's a double dose of Rilan. Today, you get this acoustic video premiere and you also see him this season on Glee. Twice is nice!

    "I believe the true test of a song is to break it down," Rilan said about stripping down the tune in this form. "Once you remove the bells and whistles and let the melody and lyricism stand on its own, you immediately know if it's good or not. I wanted to strip away all the ornamentation from 'Chemical' and perform it completely raw. What you hear is one single take with no edits and no tuning. I think in this day and age of music, it is important to remember the beauty of imperfection. To me, art is not meant to be perfect. It is filled with human error, and that is what makes it meaningful and moving. I hope you enjoy my imperfect performance."

    We absolutely agree that perfect is a snooze fest and we completely love imperfections! That's what makes people and artists interesting! And this version of "Chemical" is just beautifully imperfect.

    Also, check out a preview of the Glee ep below.

    Did you dig the acoustic version of Rilan's "Chemical?"

    —Amy Sciarretto

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