David Lynch

David Lynch Music Tribute & New Music Video

From 2014 through 2016, Lightfinder PR consulted with the David Lynch MA and MFA in Film Program, creating and implementing plans and initiatives, media relations, and special events.

In addition, Lightfinder PR was the publicist for the following:
Premiering live at “The Music of David Lynch” tribute concert in Los Angeles on April 1st, 2015- the music video featuring Angelo Badalamenti’s remake of Mysteries of Love became a much-anticipated addendum to the celebration. Mysteries of Love was the only music video included in this epic benefit concert for The David Lynch Foundation (DLF), headlined by Duran Duran and featuring artists including Moby, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Karen O, Sky Ferreira, and Angelo Badalamenti. The Mysteries of Love video premiered online Wednesday, April 22nd, through Noisey/VICE and featured the iconic song with lyrics by David Lynch, composed by Angelo Badalamenti, and performed by KID MOXIE.

The haunting theme of Lynch’s intense 1986 mystery-thriller “Blue Velvet” has been reworked by Badalamenti with a full orchestra and the ethereal vocals of KID MOXIE (Elena Charbila). “Elena’s vocal recording of Mysteries of Love, recorded sensitively and so beautifully, couldn’t have come at a better time,” said Badalamenti. More like a short film than a traditional music video, Lynch was delighted to include this 2015 remake of Mysteries of Love in his concert since the music video was created by members of the David Lynch Masters in Film Program (DLMA) and the extended film community of Fairfield, Iowa.

The original 1980s version of the ballad launched Badalamenti’s collaborative relationship with Lynch. The Italian-American composer, responsible for creating what would become the director’s signature musical sound, has composed the distinctive soundtrack for every David Lynch film since “Blue Velvet”. The original Mysteries of Love score, featuring Badalamenti’s familiar synthesized orchestral music accompanying the entrancing vocals of Julee Cruise, remains a favorite among die-hard Lynch fans. “ ‘Mysteries of Love’ is the first song that David and I collaborated on, and the magic of it set a tone and an identity for all that followed,” shared Badalamenti.

In transforming the ballad 30 years later, Badalamenti’s remake of the song with KID MOXIE provided a creative genesis for the David Lynch MA in Film staff, students, and community for the conception, storyboard, and production of the music video. The short film became a natural fit for inclusion in DLF’s “The Music of David Lynch” April 1st benefit at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. The event helped raise funds to teach Transcendental Meditation (TM) to 1000 at-risk youth in Los Angeles.

Maharishi International University (MIU) in Fairfield, IA, is a private university featuring Consciousness-Based℠ Education. The accredited traditional curriculum offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in the arts, sciences, humanities, and business but also integrates self-development programs. Innovative aspects include the Transcendental Meditation program, one course at a time, and organic vegetarian meals. Visitors’ weekends are held throughout the year.

The David Lynch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 2005 to fund the implementation of scientifically proven stress-reducing modalities, including the Transcendental Meditation program, for at-risk populations such as underserved inner-city students; veterans with PTSD and their families; women and children who are survivors of violence and abuse; American Indians suffering from diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and high suicide rates; homeless men participating in reentry programs who are striving to overcome addictions; and incarcerated juveniles and adults.