The final version that will be released on the sale date will be approximately 70,000 words or about 1000 digital pages.
The Watcher Volume One. Severed Worlds leads us into the dark existence of Device, given a singular role at an early age due to his super abilities to pierce others and see through facades with uncanny accuracy. His job title, The Watcher, created by his handlers, the ancient rulers of the Lazeren Quadrant calling themselves The Vision, was an attempt to get order into an old system they cherished at the expense of anyone not like them or willing to submit. Device, was bred for the duty and relied upon as the leading method of attack across a mental and physical plain to counteract the problems of technology advancing whilst insanity and dissension loomed larger, where people, it seemed, were harder to control and keep track of.
The Watcher, trusted implicitly by his employers, questioned the system he answered to, almost daily. On a remote outpost he would hear of a woman unlike any that had walked before, who would come to incite an awakening carrying him into another dimension overlooking it all where one could see even without the use of eyes. Like an echo of the sheer force of nature itself, it would fly into the teeth of all things mechanistic, all things deemed forever lost and unbending.
Across severed worlds a healing of sorts would attempt to thrust it's might upwards but not without the grueling task of finding out how deep the caverns of evil had sunk to. An intimate walk through the eyes of one granted free reign to control all things in their path, alongside the eyes of one who would undo it all through different methods. It's a journey from the very core of desperation and determination towards the breaking of chains that might very well open a road to a new tomorrow.
Could that future dawn open it's rays of warmth wide to them? Could they reach true glory? Their path was uncertain but as long as they could taste it they would not give up.
Release- 2 Sept 2017
In Grade 10 I met a new girl a year older than I who had friends that didn't go to school anymore but spent their time making money so they could dance all weekend and her crowd whisked me out of the Grunge Era into the deep fascinating world of underground house music. After enough warehouse venues with stereo systems of the exactly right amount of needed bass, it had to be underground as it was just a more raw sound; almost tribal and it had to make you want to move.
After getting an ear for that I was pleasantly surprised when I first heard the "Hideaway" dance track play, to be so drawn to it and it took me away. As it was playing it had something that made you want to dance until the lights came up at 4am and it always hits the same way, very special. The way Kiesza uses her voice as an instrument is distinct to my ears and almost haunting. Interesting that the one artist that struck me in her genre has now done several videos at our facilities with her award winning director Blayre Ellestad. We're always so honored to have fantastic artists on set and when they are Canadian that's just another cherry on top!
I was also touched by her story of the current video shot with us ("Dearly Beloved") where she plays and uses her recently passed away best friend's white electric guitar that was given to her. The song is unique and makes you want to dance after perhaps you have soaked up enough of watching her every move as it's really hard to keep your eyes off her, she's stunning and has such grace and style. Also another neat fact is that Kiesza is now launching a four-piece capsule collection with Mac Cosmetics and we recently had the company's co- founder Frank Toskan by too for an interview! We couldn't be more pleased with our visitors!
There are a few treats in this posting, a few behind the scenes photos from her videos "What is Love" and "Sound of a Woman" and lastly I wanted to share some links to some fascinating info shared by the Director as to some amazing digital details that went into "Dearly Beloved". Enjoy!