Athenian dark-pop crooner Johnny Labelle has released a new music video for his song “Poseidonia”. Directed by Daphné Hérétakis, Sasha Streshna and Johnny Labelle himself, the visuals feature the singer performing the track amidst psychedelic effects, giving the video a retro feel. Lovely vibes in that darkness of tones.
A year after the release of his debut LP Cold Fruit, Johnny Labelle returns with XVIII.
In his sophomore album, the Athenian singer-songwriter dives into the world of a forgotten dream in search of lost meanings and forms. With the 9 tracks of the album he brings back to the surface what was salvaged from oblivion along with its resignified interpretations.
The tracks, originally recorded as demos in mid-2019, were completed together with producer Vasilis Dokakis in 2020. The result of this collaboration is an alloy of electronic pop and ambient with dark elements, based on lethargic synthesizers, cinematic strings and Labelle’s baritone crooning vocals that give a familiar and at the same time uncanny sense of pop standards of a previous century.
[December 4th 2020]
experimental electronic, atmospheric, dark pop
Base: Athens, Greece
Label / Booking / Press:
Inner Ear Records
“Labelle’s croon is reminiscent of Scott Walker with the song’s vibe recalling that of some old Lee Hazlewood songs. The way both of those artists seem to come to us from a long time ago and probably seemed so then. A certain timelessness and the channeling of the hyper reality of a lucid dream.” – Queencitysoundsandart