Nicholas Krgovich releases full-length studio album On Sunseton September 23rd (UK). He recently premiered his new video ‘Along The PCH On Oscar Night’. The video was shot over two days by filmmaker Peter J Brant who has also produced videos for Solange and War on Drugs. The location: Los Angeles, in the hills of east LA, at a house in the Hollywood hills which swiftly moves along to on top of the Dolby Theatre – the actual academy awards venue and then outside the world famous Mann’s Chinese theater on Hollywood Boulevard.
The concept as Nicholas says “is open to interpretation and my main goal was to “appear” against the amazing backdrop and to let the viewer into the world of the song. There’s the despairing drifter and then there is the washed up movie star – they are both me”.
Taking inspiration from the two women in Mullohand Drive and That Obscure Object Of Desire, Krgovich performs as a variety of characters throughout the video where duality shines through.
On Sunset is the new record from songwriter Nicholas Krgovich (pronounced KER-ga-VITCH), and it stands as a rich, widescreen paean to a lost Los Angeles. It is a smog-smudged dreamscape filled with loners, washed-up movie stars, dreamers, drifters, blooming jasmine and glowing courtyard pools, all twinkling and haunting the Hollywood Hills. A place where the light in late afternoon is bright and smooth, where the Santa Ana winds blow, where anything goes.
For over a decade, Krgovich has buillt up a creatively restless discography. With projects such as No Kids, Gigi and P:ano — and collaborations with artists like Mount Eerie, Nite Jewel and Amber Coffman of Dirty Projectors.
Produced and mixed by John Collins (Destroyer, New Pornographers) and recorded by Colin Stewart (Black Mountain, Cave Singers), Its cinematic arrangements, penned by composer Stefan Udell, nod to Mahler as often as Quincey Jones, and are performed by an impressive list of guest musicians and singers. In the tradition of experimental music masquerading as pop (Avalon, Cupid & Psyche ’85, Steve McQueen), On Sunset is a lonely, glamorous, late-night answer to a city’s seductive and endless sprawl; the long shadows of palm trees on the red carpet; being lost in a place where everything is happening, where people are dreaming and making things that capture the world’s attention. It’s the childhood memory of staying up late swaddled in blankets on the couch, watching Jack Palance do pushups on the Academy Awards broadcast. It’s the sound of an artist wanting to share their world but paradoxically building it out of the land of artifice and make-believe.
Street Date: Sept. 23, 2014
2. The Backlot
3. Along the PCH on Oscar Night
4. Cosmic Vision
5. Let’s Take the Car Out
6. City of Night
7. Rock’s Dream
8. You’re Through
9. The Mansion
10. At Pershing Sq.
11. Moon’s Soft Glow