Quiet Storm “This Place”
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Quiet Storm “This Place”


The innovative singer and songwriter Quiet Storm (musical moniker of A-list celebrity stylist Dean Aslett) has unveiled a music video for his latest single, ‘This Place’, which dropped on February 23, 2024. The music video received premiere support from notable tastemaker CLASH Magazine, while the single received praise from EARMILK. Hailing from Croydon and now based between London and Mykonos, Quiet Storm’s first four singles, _‘Lady Show Me’, ‘I Could Almost Cry’, ‘You Make Me Shudder’ and _‘Your World’ enjoyed consecutive** Music Week UK Top 10 Chart positions.  In addition to his musical endeavors, Dean boasts a riveting and lengthy career in the fashion industry, working for giants like Versace and styling or being a personal shopper for A-listers such as Princess Diana, Prince William, Elton John, Joan Collins,** Liz Hurley** **and members of Duran Duran – to name but a few! He has now left the fashion business to pursue music full-time.


Dean developed a love for performance and electronic music at a young age, beginning to play piano and organ at age eleven. Immersing himself in music from the late 70s onwards, he became enamored with electronic music when his twin brother bought an LP album, Out of This World by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop in 1979. Composers like Ennio Morricone (Chai Mai, The Mission, Cinema Paradiso), Jerry Goldsmith (Alien, The Omen), producers like Brian Eno (David Bowie, Talking Heads) and Bob Clearmountain (Bryan Ferry, David Bowie & Simple Minds) started to appeal to Dean as his formative years progressed. Clubbing in London’s watering holes in the 80s further cemented this passion of his. He also cites New Wave giants of his teenage years such as David Bowie, Roxy Music, Blondie, David Sylvian, Duran Duran, Visage, Soft Cell, Ultravox, The Cure and The Cult as major influences.


Buying his first synthesizer (a KORG POLY800) in 1984, Dean formed a five-piece rock outfit Clockwork Orange in 1985, which disbanded the following year. However, Dean continued to write songs under the name Quiet Storm, a name adopted from a club in Mayfair, London.


‘This Place’ is an earworm dream pop track produced by the up-and-coming Chase Emery Davis. Moody, intricate and lush synthscapes, a driving four-on-the-floor beat and **Quiet Storm’**s plaintive vocals interlaced with other subtle vocal samples come together to create a sonic experience that is at once both melancholic and euphoric. The accompanying music video, directed by Dan Hart of Light Engine Films, is shot in black and white and features Quiet Storm meandering through the busy streets of Paris, France and Nerja, Spain. These scenes – in which Quiet Storm seems to be lost in a dreamy, solitary state despite the hustle and bustle around him – are interspersed with footage of him singing the song passionately, offering a window into his world of introspection.


Quiet Storm shared: “I wanted to reinforce the notion of the song, ‘This Place’ being set in a twilight world delving into the realm of my dreams and fantasies of a film noir landscape. The song conjures up emotions of a very French/European feel and so there was only one answer where to shoot it really, Paris.”

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