The long-awaited and now award-winning song and music video from Ch'Lu (released under Camilla Mathias) reflects on the pains and pressures of the 21st century administrative tasks we all face each day. We have all been driven to despair by forgotten passwords, lack of internet connection or when a machine simply doesn’t work. This is the anthem to that admin and technology stress.
The music video for Don't has recently won the prestigious Honorable Mention Award as Best Music Video and Ch'Lu was Finalist for Best Actress, both at the New York International Film Festival. It also won the Best Music Video award at the Sound And Vision International Film & Technology Festival (NYC), was Finalist at the Portland Comedy Film Festival (USA), won Second Prize in the Best Music Video category at the International 12 Month Film Festival (Romania) in addition to nominations for Best Sound Design and Editing; was chosen as Music Video of the Month on Swiss TV Channel La Télé and Best Experimental Film at the Audioshoot International Music Video & Film Festival (Ireland).
Don't is also now the theme-tune to TV comedy Batshit as well as being Music Video of the Month for Swiss TV Channel La Télé. Numerous other international film festivals have chosen Don't for their Official Selection, including: Montreal Independent Film Festival, Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival (Mumbai), Hollywood First-Time Film-maker Showcase, Audioshoot International Music Video & Film Festival (Ireland), Music Shorts Film Festival (USA), Figueira da Foz Film Art Festival Internacional de Cinema (Portugal), Las Vegas Film Convention, Mozi Motion Film Festival (Netherlands), Atlanta Comedy Film Festival (USA), Lift-Off First-Time Film Maker Sessions (Pinewood, UK) and Moving Parts Film Festival (Los Angeles).
The song has recently been re-released as part of the re-mastered Entr'acte album under Ch'Lu.
Don't - Digital Download
Written, Composed and Performed by Ch'Lu ( as Camilla Mathias) - Vocals and Acoustic Guitar
Percussion, Bass Guitar, Synths and bass backing vocals by Rupert Lally
Produced by Ch'Lu ( as Camilla Mathias) and Rupert Lally
Engineered by Rupert Lally
Mixdown by Pete Brazier at Vertical Rooms
Photo - MCH Photography
Barcode : 888174 912424
© Lyrics & Music by Ch'Lu (as Camilla Mathias)
A virus has been detected
My computer might be infected
Don’t shut down
Don’t turn off
Why do they need my date of birth?
What’s e-billing really worth?
Don’t transfer me
Don’t put me on hold
Why’s my card been blocked – again?
I can’t stand your automated voice system
Don’t over-charge me
Don’t disregard me
My network connection has been denied
And my postcode’s not recognised
Don’t credit check me
Don’t subscribe me
Don’t give me Reward Points
Don’t want to update Java
Don’t ask me register
Don’t have an authorisation code
Don’t need data whilst roaming
Don’t want to set a password
Don’t give me your premium number
Don’t have another login name
Don’t want to see my balance
Don’t need your Newsfeed or Timeline
Don’t want a Crime Reference number
Don’t have an expiry date…
It’s giving me an error message
Can I un-tick the insurance package?
Don’t beep at me
Don’t crash on me
Don’t want to have a two year contract
Don’t know my last ten transactions
Don’t want to connect with a mutual friend
Don’t search me for explosives
Don’t default format my document
Don’t say I need to come back next week
Don’t tell me that the memory’s full
Don’t ask me security questions
Don’t say my ticket’s no longer valid
Don’t tell me to just calm down
Don’t want to take a rail replacement bus
Don’t say.. it’s been deleted.. Don’t