The intriguingly monikered L.A. Salami (real name Lookman Adekunle Salami) today shares the video for his new single, ‘Jean Is Gone.’
Taken from the forthcoming album The City of Bootmakers (his second for Sunday Best Recordings, released 13th April) the track comes coupled with a charming video. The London-based L.A. Salami has already picked up plaudits for previous release Generation L(ost); being playlisted at BBC 6 Music and appearing on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends has cranked up the interest in the multi-talented singer/songwriter, who has modelled for the likes of Burberry, showed a strong artistic bent (as seen on the album artwork) and writes and performs spoken-word poetry.
The idea behind the video evolved whilst chatting to friend and filmmaker Diane Sagnier – eventually progressing to Lookman and Diane decamped in Paris for a couple of days earlier this year to film a series of clips featuring various Parisian landmarks and Lookman’s seemingly effortless choreography. Shot on handheld cameras the pair caught some early Spring sunshine that embodies the the spirit of the track.
As Diane says…”I’ve longed to show Lookman around Paris for a long time! When we finally met up, hungover in Pigalle, the sun came out and we roamed my favourite streets in need of footage. With only a phone in hand, stopping every few for an espresso/hot chocolate, I followed this charmingly peculiar friend to make my city his own.”
The City Of Bootmakers will be available on all formats through Sunday Best Recordings on April 13th.
Mar 22 – San Francisco, CA – Café Du Nord
Mar 24 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
Mar 25 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
Mar 27 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Mar 29 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
Mar 30 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
Apr 1 – Toronto, ON The Drake
Apr 3 – Boston, MA – The Red Room at Café 939
Apr 5 – New York, NY – Rough Trade NYC
Apr 6 – Philadelphia, PA – The Boot & Saddle
Apr 7 – Washington, DC – DC9 Nightclub
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