|“The chill out song of the summer” Esquire
“A total night-driving song – melancholy yet propulsive soft rock that sounds like Dave Longstreth and Donald Fagen” Stereogum
“Krgovich’s vocal are particularly remarkable” Tiny Mix Tapes
Nicholas Krgovich releases highly anticipated full-length studio album On Sunseton September 23rd (UK). Esquire premiered his new video ‘Along The PCH On Oscar Night’ stating “the chill out song of the summer”.
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 revealed himself to be a true pop polymath, building up an idiosyncratic and 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- it’s fitting that his most fully realized and focused work yet bears his face on the cover and his full name on the spine. In some ways, On Sunset is like a debut from someone who’s long been in the game, darting around in shadows, now descending a spiral staircase, ready for his close-up.
Street Date: Sept. 23, 2014
1. On Sunset
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