Cliz has released his new single, “IDK”, through Independent Ear and ILS/Caroline Distribution. Through these channels, the single will be distributed to all major music outlets and can be streamed on spotify and soundcloud, respectively. This single is the second single release from his up and coming EP, which has yet to be announced. The most popular links will be provided below and we truly hope you enjoy the single. As always, #MayNothingStopYou.
Before you tune in to one of the most controversial songs I’ve written to date, I want to clarify that I believe in education wholeheartedly. Does our educational system need work? Yes…but that’s not the point. I believe that we all need to be exposed to every spectrum that falls under the educational umbrella. But I also believe that our purpose on earth cannot always be taught in a classroom or lecture hall. My purpose…it is to tell stories. Stories through the lens of experience, hardships, but most importantly, commitment.
My new single, “Class is in Session”, tells the story of my leap of faith. One that required me to make a choice. Do I pursue what I have been specifically put on this earth to accomplish? Or do I establish a “Plan B” through 4-year degrees all as an attempt to make others happy, but ultimately, not myself? These are questions that some of us will face. Will you make the right one? #MayNothingStopYou
I have always been a fan of Hip-Hop with a live band for performances. With that being said, my engineer, Aric Frank, at Nova Sango Studios had the same thing in mind. After months of searching and rehearsing with new band members, Cliz & The Clockmen was finally established. The members that make up this band are Cliz (vocalist/MC), Aric Frank (bassist), George Bikos (guitarist), Paul King (guitarist), and Mr. David Curran killing it on the drums. Together, we form a band that merges many various sounds into one, “no-genred” band that takes the live setting to a whole new level. We believe in leaving people with an experience and on Sunday, May 22nd, we did just that.
Summer Survivors, a Sarasota-based Rock/Reggae band, had a release party for their new album, “Hashed Out”. We were blessed enough to have the opportunity to perform there as a band for the first time. Paul, guitarist for Cliz & The Clockmen, hooked us up with the event because he actually plays with Summer Survivors and is very instrumental in all the success they have had. This event took place at Gilligan’s Island Bar & Grill in Siesta Key, FL and had a turnout of 400+. (Find Summer Survivors at: https://itun.es/us/Djh-bb)
To check out a sneak peak of what Cliz & The Clockmen are all about, you can click on the link below! We are excited to bring you more! Follow us on facebook at facebook.com/clizandtheclockmen.
For over two years, Cliz has worked on putting together his Personal Journal to release to the world. Over 50 songs were written, but only 11 made the cut. These 11 songs show his strengths, weaknesses, and even his vulnerability. It gives you every aspect of his life. Some that haven’t even been told to his closest friends and family. YOU have the opportunity to be the first to hear it. And YOU have the chance to be a part of this legacy. #MayNothingStopYou
Audio Engineering: Nova Sango Studios (Aric Frank and Rob Caldwell)
“Sistine on the Sixteen” is the first single off of the up and coming album, Personal Journal Vol. I. The single talks about how vivid Cliz’s words can be. So much so that the lyrics can form pictures in the minds of those truly listening. In this sense, Art can be expressed through word and imagery fusing together as one. This will become apparent once you begin to listen to the song for yourself. And for those of you who aren’t familiar with dr. O, it is the alter ego of Cliz that speaks on topics that Cliz wouldn’t normally speak on. Huge thanks and shoutout to Aric Frank and Rob Caldwell of Nova Sango Studios for such a great production. Without these guys, it would be hard to bring to these projects to life. Another huge thanks to Layne Harper for such an amazing design on for the cover art. You killed it as always brother. Please sign up for the mailing list to get all of Cliz’s news first. #MayNothingStopYou #XLVL #SistineOnThe16