After 25 years in the entertainment industry writing, directing, and producing a video game, animation, interactive narrative and audio projects, this award-winning Canadian creator kills two bucket-list birds with one stone to make a piece of epic cross-genre music plus video project and become a Dad. While others baked quarantine sourdough or caught virtual fish in Animal Crossing, Burgess (Electronic Arts, Broken Saints, The Cat’s Maw) wrote, produced, shot, edited, recorded, and mixed all 20 tracks of DADBOD, the album while stuck in Southeast Asia during ‘peak pandemic’. When he is not getting spiritually schooled by his toddler super-Buddha or pushing back the date of his next novel, Brooke’s the Narrative Director for a groundbreaking ‘wellness technology’ firm in the Netherlands.
BEST FRIEND, the Remix is a fun and funky summer anthem on fatherhood, loosely inspired by two of the little Buddha’s early favs, Stevie Wonder’s Superstition and Len’s Steal My Sunshine. But now it has got thick dance beats, heartfelt crooning, and a tropical vibe hip-hop climax that will get you moving! The video was shot entirely on the tiny island of Koh Yao Noi, Thailand with local friends rallying to give their young prince the best birthday ever! DADBOD is a sweet, raucous, inspiring, and transformative tale of a father, and a son, and the kind of bond that comes around maybe once in a million lifetimes. And with twenty awesome videos (and more than a few surprises) chronicling their adventures over the next eighteen months, the love was clearly made to be shared.