"I Will Rise" is inspired by the #1 selling non-fiction graphic novel THE INVENTOR, based on the true story of famed inventor and mystic, Nikola Tesla. The music video uses the art from the graphic novel to evoke Tesla's story in a unique and powerful way.
Ravé Mehta created THE INVENTOR to illustrate how Nikola Tesla won the epic AC/DC battle against Thomas Edison during the late 19th century, which regarded Tesla as the true Father of Modern Electricity. Although Tesla later died penniless, many of his inventions and ideas continue to live on and are still used in today's technology, including the creation of electronic music. As a tribute to Tesla, Ravé produced RISE as an electronic dance album that speaks to THE INVENTOR's themes of LOVE, HOPE and FREEDOM. Find out more about THE INVENTOR graphic novel here.
Ravé Mehta was the featured opening speaker at TEDxMiami recently where he discussed the role of graphic novels in today's hyper-visual society as tools to re-engage kids to read and learn while inspiring them to use the power of their mind and imagination.