Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 22, 2012
YouTube and Billboard dance sensation, Broadway veteran and People Magazine “Hottest Bachelor” Matt Zarley is looking for people to co-star with him in his new music video, “Change Begins With Me,” the title song from his latest CD. Zarley has received critical acclaim as an LGBT artist for more than a decade and his videos have created quite the stir on various digital outlets. His latest, the controversial “Trust Me,” has already received approximately 150,000 views on YouTube in its first month, and in it he asks “Is America ready for an openly gay president?” His goal for “Change Begins With Me” is to inspire as many viewers as he has entertained with “Trust Me,” as well as, last summer’s dance favorite, "WTF.” Written by Zarley, Andy Zulla and Chris Curtis, “Change Begins With Me,” features the Broadway Inspirational Voices and is Matt’s heartfelt anthem about making a difference in his own life and, thus hopefully making a difference in others.
Zarley is currently in pre-production for the “Change Begins With Me” video and he wants you to be a featured co-star. All you have to do is shoot a short home video of yourself displaying a one to five word written phrase of what you can do to make yourself a better person. For example, holding up a sign that says "I’ll Be More Patient" or write a message on your hand that reads "Smile More," are the real life changes he wants to share in his latest video. Submissions should be displayed in the most creative and clever ways -- from text messages to flash cards; written on your arm, or a sign hanging somewhere; these are just some of the ways you can use your voice to make a change. Matt will personally choose up to 25 of the most moving and creative submissions to become a part of his new music video.
To submit a video, simply film your message (no longer than 10 seconds) with a home video camera, flip cam, or iPhone and upload to https://mattzarleychange.smartfile.com/ (Login: changevideo, Password: changevideo). Click “Upload” and follow the simple instructions. Submissions will be accepted through June 10th. Just make it heartfelt and inspirational.
Critics alike have embraced Zarley’s “Change Begins with Me” with rave reviews: “A sexy collection of swoon-worthy songs,” (The Advocate); “…our idea of perfect” (Instinct); “Soulful and inspiring” (Out Q on Sirius XM); “Inspirational!” (Washington Blade); and “Emotionally charged!” (Homorazzi). His latest single “Trust Me,” is his fourth consecutive Billboard single and has been racing up the US and UK charts – already is becoming a favorite of DJs on both continents. The track featured in the music video is by Cahill, one of the hottest remixers in the business (Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Leona Lewis) and, in light of President Obama’s recent public support of gay marriage, has people talking. In 2011 Zarley’s music video, “WTF,” which received hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube and other online media outlets in 2011 received a similar buzz and, the song spent last summer on the Billboard dance chart.
Matt began his career at 12 years old starring in national commercials and, subsequently, his career led him to Broadway where, still just a teenager, he made his Broadway debut. He has appeared in numerous shows including Chicago, A Chorus Line and Cats, and has played the title roles in both Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and The Who’s Tommy on Broadway. He has also has the pleasure of performing with Whitney Houston, Vanessa Williams, Brandy and Usher.
“Change Begins With Me” and “Trust Me” (and its remixes) are currently available on iTunes and other digital outlets, along with his full music and video catalog. Matt can also be seen across the country this summer performing at various Pride festivals including Chicago’s Northalsted Market Days], San Diego Pride, Las Vegas Pride, Reno Pride, and Hampton Roads Pride in Virginia, among others. For more information about Matt’s music and live performance schedule, visit http://www.MattZarley.com or follow Matt on Twitter and Facebook @MattZarley.