‘FIRECRACKER’ – THE NEW SINGLE – WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW
FROM ‘DIVINE LOVE’, THE DEBUT ALBUM, RELEASED APRIL 29 ON FY RECORDS
LIVE AT THE OLD QUEENS HEAD N1, WEDNESDAY 20TH APRIL 2016
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Firecracker is the new single from Victoria+Jean, an extraordinarily creative duo linked artistically and romantically. Originally a smoky blues song, Firecracker mutated into a full on electric anthem, with punchy guitar and an insistent beat. “I was really inspired by the film version of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” says Victoria (vocals). “Particularly the way Johnny Depp would hit the road and go to these casino’s and dingy bars on acid (and other drugs), walking like a total freaky weirdo – like Monty Python’s silly walks!”
“My dear friend John Parish told me about a band he was working with who were trying to contact me,” she says. “Victoria+Jean sent the album through and explained that they were asking video makers/artists to make videos for all of the songs on their album, and to chose which ever song I liked, and to do whatever I wanted, and that they had time – my favourite ingredient!”“Maria had this crazy cool idea of us doing mug shots in flashy tights, and behaving like fugitives on the run,” says Victoria. “But not in a discrete, secretive way AT ALL!”Watch the video here:
The Brussels-based duo will be in London to play a headline show at The Old Queens Head – 44 Essex Rd, London N1 8LN – on Wednesday 20th April, more info here: http://www.hotvox.co.uk/events/victoriajean-plus-support.
Firecracker is taken from Victoria+Jean’s remarkable debut album Divine Love, released April 29. For the album the pair ambitiously hunted down their favourite producers, sent them the album’s 12 tracks and asked to collaborate with them. These names include John Parish (PJ Harvey, Goldfrapp), Rob Kirwan (The Horrors, Depeche Mode), Christopher Berg (The Knife), Ian Caple (Tricky, Kate Bush), Joe Hirst (Stone Roses), Alistair Chant (PJ Harvey & John Parish) and Lucas Chauvière (De La Soul). Remarkably, each producer chose the track that was intended for them.