Video of The Day: Jonathan Bree

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

Avant pop crooner Jonathan Bree isn't resting on his laurels after last year's epic album Sleepwalking. Instead, he's released the brilliant break-up nugget "Waiting on The Moment," a perfectly pained, dance-through-the-heartache number. It's a taster for Bree's next record, hopefully landing at some point in 2020.

As one might expect of a fellow given Video of The Year honors (for "You're So Cool") by The New York Times, "Waiting on The Moment" has an accompanying video. Once again, Bree and his band are in full mask, decked out in all white (with Bree's black shirt the only deviation), as though they were playing some kind of futuristic variety show. The stark, clinical white is somehow fascinating, and in a way it feels that the lack of color somehow mimics the brokenhearted sentiment of the song.     

For folks going to Levitation this year, Jonathan Bree plays Empire this Thursday, November 7.

[posted 11.6.19]


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