Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart has just inked a multi-media deal with Digital Artists, a new imprint of N2K Encoded Music, part of which includes the release of Stewart’s new album, “Sly Fi,” which will be available via the Internet only on September 15.
Stewart is also producing an online TV show of the same name, and plans currently call for the musician to create six episodes of the program, which would be broadcast at a regularly scheduled time.
According to a representative for the ex-Eurythmic, the online shows will incorporate elements of art, music and film, as the musician is notorious for having a Warhol-like fascination with carrying a camera wherever he goes.
Footage shot by Stewart which may be featured as part of the online “Sly Fi” shows include that of actress and model Isabella Rosselini, and live tape taken from a Dylan concert which Stewart filmed while working on-stage as the tour’s guitarist.
Stewart will also use his site to premiere the video
for “Happy to Be Here,” the first single from the new record, which was shot on location — inside Stewart’s home.
After Stewart’s launches his new record on the Internet-only promotion, “Sly Fi” will be released through more conventional outlets and record stores a few weeks later.