Jeymes Samuel, better known by his stage name The Bullitts, is an English singer-songwriter, music producer and filmmaker from London. Samuel has a cinematic element to his music and has accompanied most of his releases with a short film. His debut studio album They Die By Dawn & Other Short Stories..., was released in July 2013. The album was supported by the singles "Close Your Eyes" (featuring Lucy Liu and Jay Electronica), "Landspeeder", "Supercool" and "World Inside Your Rainbow".
In November 2010, Samuel began uploading a series of videos accompanied by music, which he calls "flixtapes", to his official YouTube channel. The first episode, titled "Tales of the Unexpected", was released on 14 November 2010. His debut single "Close Your Eyes", was released in April 2011; it was premiered by BBC Radio 1 DJ, Zane Lowe, as "The Hottest Record in the World". The single features narration by American actress Lucy Liu and a verse from American rapper Jay Electronica. It's music video was a re-imagining of the Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel film Un Chien Andalou. In May 2011, The Bullitts' second single, "Landspeeder", was aired by Zane Lowe on Radio 1, also as "The Hottest Record in the World".
The Bullitts released "Weirdo", in July 2011, a short piece starring actor Jesse Williams. In it, two young lovers in paper bag masks spend a day on the streets of London before robbing a newsagents during a declaration of love. For the song "Run and Hide", by Jay Electronica, Samuel directed a tragic film noir in Paris, based around the actress Elisa Wald-Lasowski. The Bullitts played at The Big Chill Festival on 6 August 2011, playing on the main stage. He was joined onstage by actor Idris Elba, actress Lucy Liu and rapper Jay Electronica.
The Bullitts' third single was "Supercool", which premiered on Lowe's show on 4 October 2011. It's accompanying music video featured Samuel dressed as a homeless individual being harassed by someone filming him against his will; during this he bumps into actress Rosario Dawson, and the pair end up having a dance off on the streets of Soho.
The Bullitts' debut studio album, titled They Die By Dawn & Other Short Stories..., was released 9 July 2013. The album features guest appearances from Jay Electronica, Lucy Liu, Mos Def, Rosario Dawson, Doxi Jones and Tori Amos.
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