Jonathan Personne, also known for his role as singer and guitarist in the band Corridor, now presents a music video for Deux yeux au fond d'une pièce noire, taken from his eponymous album released last summer. This Saturday, June 10th, the singer-songwriter will be performing on the SiriusXM stage at the Francos de Montréal.
In line with the album's candid yet sinister imagery, Deux yeux au fond d'une pièce noire is about premonition and spirits, and is inspired by incidents that took place at Jonathan Personne's cottage. Initially conceived as one of the album's mellower tracks, it eventually evolved into one of its most intense. The music video, directed by Liam Hamilton, features a unique animation style that combines hand-drawn illustrations with collages created from cut-outs of Jonathan Personne singing and playing guitar.
More shows are planned for Jonathan Personne this summer. In addition to playing the Festival OFF in Quebec City on July 13th, he will be heading to France in August for shows at Le Supersonic in Paris and La Route du Rock festival in Saint-Malo. See the list below for further details.
Released in August of 2022 and produced by Emmanuel Éthier, Jonathan Personne is the artist’s third solo effort and debut Bonsound album. Upon its release, it caught the attention of Libération, Cult MTL, La Presse and Le Devoir to name a few, in addition to earning a spot on the year-end lists of CISM, Les Inrocks, Ferarock and many more.
Between 60s pop references with synthetic arrangements, folk-country inspiration based on western-spaghetti imagery, samples from obscure TV shows or movies, and blistering rock grooves with extravagant guitar licks, Jonathan Personne’s third release is more polished and less lo-fi than the rest of his repertoire, but equally as inventive and unpredictable.
About Jonathan Personne
Jonathan Personne is the solo project of Jonathan Robert, singer and guitarist of the Montreal post-punk band Corridor (Bonsound/Sub Pop). His penchant for lo-fi soundscapes and complexifying simple elements to suit his style has led him into uncharted territory, at the crossroads of dream pop, psychedelic rock and krautrock. The singer and multi-instrumentalist made a name for himself as a solo artist with the albums Histoire naturelle (2019) and Disparitions (2020), both of which received praise from La Presse, NPR, Exclaim! and many others.
10/06/2023 Montréal, QC - Les Francos de Montréal (Scène SiriusXM)
13/07/2023 Quebec City, QC - Festival OFF de Québec
16/08/2023 Paris, FR - Supersonic
17/08/2023 Saint-Malo, FR - La Route du Rock