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Welcome to the Eyes Above website.
Eyes Above is all about the heaviness in music but the weight and the energy is nothing without some ebb and flow, light and shade; aiming for that perfect marriage of brutal sounds, melody and cinematic soundscapes. I have been writing and recording music for several years which has led to this Eyes Above project, a fusion of my love music and filmmaking. The music is high energy heavy rock infused with my other loves of synth, electronic music and film scores. My background in and love of underground music has instilled a strong DIY ethic in me over the years, which has now evolved into filmmaking.
My first short film project, which was a love letter to the films of John Carpenter, was for the music video for the Eyes Above song 'Thursday Night Basic', released in 2018. The success of the music video to date has been beyond my wildest expectations. The video and song went on to be selected and awarded at several International film festivals. Winning Best Music Video at the 2019 Fusion North European Film Festival, as well as being shortlisted to the 2018 International Sound and Film Music Festival in Croatia alongside such giants as Nick Cave, Jonny Greenwood, Hans Zimmer and John Williams, and screening as a finalist at the 2019 Philip K Dick film festival in New York.
The driving force behind my creative output is all about a desire to start a conversation with the audience, fellow filmmakers and creatives. I am in the early stages of my journey as a filmmaker and whilst the recognition from film festivals has been amazing, it's the opportunities to meet, learn and receive encouragement from fellow filmmakers, producers and festival teams that has been the most rewarding aspect of this journey so far.
Buoyed by the success of my first project, this has spurred me on to take bigger risks and swings at bigger ideas. Right now, my biggest ambition is to meet fellow filmmakers and creatives who see and hear something in my work that they feel excited by. Hopefully that excitement can be the catalyst to spark conversations and ideas for collaborations on future projects.
Thanks for checking out the website and joining me in these early stages of Eyes Above, I hope you enjoy the first couple songs and visuals. You can follow Eyes Above on the other usual social media outlets with the links provided, stay tuned for more music and video content coming soon.
Mike Hay / Eyes Above
Music / Video Links
Click Here: Eyes Above now on iTunes!