By JOHN DALY
J.D. King loves the past but his style is firmly rooted in the future.
His new video, “Eloise” has a retro influence — it’s even shot and recorded with analog equipment — but it takes the Bossa Nova theme into the new millennium.
The song and video are the second off of his upcoming album Moon Gardens, out later year.
Shot and directed by French cinematographer and designer Juju Sorelli on Super 8 film, the video stars model Zoe Bleu as J.D.’s love interest and also features a cameo by Linda Ramone.
Ramone was also in charge of casting and wardrobe.
“Eloise,” a summery Bossa Nova track was self-produced and recorded at King’s home studio at the “Ramones Ranch” in the Hollywood Hills. It was recorded directly to tape using vintage gear and instruments.
Featured musicians on the track include Malcolm Cross, Stevie Campos, and Giuseppe Patane, Engineered by L.A. stalwart Jeffertitti.
Starting from a young age, King has been active in the Southern California music scene over the years. The multi-instrumentalist, and avid record collector, was a part of many local bands before striking out on his own with his debut solo album, Here’s J.D. King.
He would go on to form the critically acclaimed band, The Olms, with his good friend, Pete Yorn. With the success of the band, they toured worldwide with acts like Band Of Horses and Vampire Weekend, as well as appear on The Tonight Show.
King is prepping his latest album, Moon Gardens, to be released later this year. He describes this work as a “Three-year experiment to find the highest level analog sonics, totally original songwriting methods, and the most fulfilling creative experience, using only biological electromagnetic vibration.”
What we like about it is the fashion sense and the retro feel of the clothing and the setting.
Check it out – “Eloise”
Also Check out another of J.D. King’s work – “Midnight Rendezvous”