JOHN JOSEPH BRILL SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR ‘OIL IN THE WATER’
London / Nashville based songwriter John Joseph Brill has shared a video for recent single ‘Oil In The Water’
A towering physical presence with a brooding baritone, a thinking man’s brute, West London’s tender beast; John Joseph Brill is perhaps a surprising source of the dark and tender lyricism found in his new single, ‘Oil in The Water,’ which precedes a new EP, due for release later this year.
‘Oil In The Water’, accompanied a sold out, intimate show at London’s Servant Jazz Quarters at the end of 2018, a year of transition for Brill, creatively, personally and professionally. A stalwart of the West London music scene, he’s toured extensively around the UK and Europe with Daughter and Bear’s Den and has carved himself a niche as an in-demand lyricist and songwriter for others. Last summer in pursuit of new inspirations and a different set of distractions he decamped to Nashville to write and record the songs that make up this new body of work. Recorded over a sweaty few weeks in Nashville’s legendary House of Blues studios, the new songs reveal a more ambitious, confident and cocksure side to Brill, while still maintaining a deep undercurrent of melancholy and barely-tempered aggression.
Speaking about Oil in The Water, Brill describes the track as being “about the inextricable relationship between love and loss… does the finite nature of an experience undermine the validity and the intensity of that experience?”
John Joseph Brill will be releasing an EP in Spring 2019.