Hear hear, the first sign of life from Tim Vanhamel’s Millionaire: a single and music video for ‘I’m Not Who You Think You Are’ . The track announces a forthcoming album called ‘Sciencing’, scheduled for release on the 19th May.
Millionaire is back on a high. After a hiatus of twelve years Tim Vanhamel and his band return with this slap-in-the-face psychedelic ballbuster.
“Nasty, groovy and edgy: this song contains all the familiar elements of Millionaire. We’re back”, boasts Vanhamel.
‘I’m Not Who You Think You Are’, a song about how we often misjudge people, is the first single from ‘Sciencing’, the long-awaited third Millionaire album on Unday Records. All tracks were recorded at elstudio (http://elstudiocr.com/ ), the brand new recording space of compatriot and sound engineer Jeff Claeys (Admiral Freebee, Jon Spencer & the Blues Explosion) in the Costa Rican village of Santa Teresa and mixed by Greg Gordon at ICP studios Brussels. “I’m Not Who You Think You Are’ is one of the first songs I made for ‘Sciencing’, in just one take”, says Vanhamel. “It set the tone and direction for the rest of the album.”
For the making of the video Millionaire appealed to Jonas Govaerts, director of the Flemish horror film Welp and the predecessor of Vanhamel as guitarist with The Hickey Underworld. He collaborated with animation wizard Jaak De Digitale, whom you may know for his remarkable visuals for Evil Superstars, Vermin Twins and Chrome Brulée. The video is made in the spirit of Blade Runner. In it, a girl (played by the Ghent photographer-cum-actress Stine Sampers) has a brilliant trip after she drinks a mysterious potion. “But”, Tim Vanhamel concludes, “as the song title suggests, not everything is what it seems.”