chris on November 14 2014
Jonny Jewel has been on my mind a lot lately. Over the years I've mentioned in posts that songs would appear on the soundtrack to my life. Well JJ has pretty much invented the concept of a fake soundtrack. M83 too, but I'm under the impression that great things happen simultaneously at different parts of the world at the same time. As if the idea is out there and these two channeled it at the same time. The Chromatics are pretty much the best case scenario of a band that makes a fake soundtrack to your favorite fake movie. Tequila Sunrise meets Blue Velvet. "But I Killed For Love" That's passion baby. I have to admit, m83 flies pretty close to perfection with Before the Dawn Heals Us and it's spine tingling poetic track Car Chase Terror. Those early M83 albums, to me, really appear to have influenced Cliff Martinez and his soundtrack to Drive, which was produced by none other than Jonny Jewel.