Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Conner Youngblood’s ‘Los Angeles’

Conner Youngblood had this to say about the video for ‘Los Angeles’ in an e-mail; “The idea of the video came about as Johannes and I were discussing the lyrics of the song and sending pictures back and forth to each other. We both gravitated towards pictures of soviet-style architecture as well as of concept photos of refractions through crystal. There was never any treatment written for it, but once we decided on the tone, we both decided that Armenia was the perfect place to film. The story is Johannes’ interpretation of my lyrics, which deal with a fleeting, yet peaceful relationship I once had.”

The release of the video follows ‘Birds of Finland’ from his forthcoming debut Cheyenne, out on August 17 via Counter Records. Both videos were directed by Johannes Greve Muskat.

Cheyenne is the culmination of two years of extensive travelling. Youngblood describes the album as “musical ADHD”. And this is fitting since there are no less than 30 instruments including a harp, a bass clarinet, a tabla, and more, all of which he plays.

He’s heading to Europe in the fall in support of the new album;

9/27 – Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
9/28 – Bristol, UK @ The Louisiana
9/30 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Community Room
10/1 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
10/2 – Manchester, UK @ Now Wave Venue
10/3 – London, UK @ Oslo
10/8 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
10/9 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
10/10 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega Small Hall
10/12 – Oslo, Norway @ Cafe Mono
10/14 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Obaren
10/15 – Gothenberg, Sweden @ Oceanen
10/17 – Berlin, Germany @ Privatclub
10/18 – Poznan, Poland @ Spot
10/19 – Warsaw, Poland @ Bardzo Bardzo
10/20 – Wroclaw, Poland @ Akademia
10/22 – Vienna, Austria @ Rhiz
10/24 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Exil
10/25 – Nyon, Switzerland @ La Parenthèse
10/26 – Paris, France @ Le Pop Up du Label
10/27 – Brussels, Belgium @ Witloofbar
10/29 – Barcelona, Spain @ Sidecar
10/30 – Madrid, Spain @ Costello Club

1. Cheyenne
2. Los Angeles
3. Lemonade
4. The Birds of Finland
5. Stockholm
6. vp (an interlude)
7. 12 lbs
8. Red.23
9. My Brother’s Brother
10. Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
11. Sulphur Springs
12. Pizza Body
13. Yellowknife

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