Jonti is back with his brand new video for Scrood.
After releasing two albums, Twirligig and Sine and Moon, back to back in 2011 and 2012 on Stones Throw Records, Jonti is finally back with a brand new video for the track “Scrood”. He has brought along with him a special guest Steve Lacy, the very talented 17 year old producer from The Internet. The video itself was directed by Daniel 'O Toole.
It had become quiet around the South-African born and Sydney, Australia based multi-instrumentalist and composer until early this year where he could be seen on stage. He officiated as the Avalanches' guitarist on their tour through the US and it seems this made him open his bag of new materials.
Jonti is an artist who likes to avoid the beaten path. He likes to explore sounds and the way they work together with his, at times spaced-out, vocals. This time again, the result is pretty impressive, especially the way the artists managed to perfectly blend the vocal harmonies into the track to delightedly complement the music. “Scrood” is a positive and upbeat track where Jonti and Steve Lacy are joined by dummer Moses MacRae and violinists Jo Ling and James Domeyko. Jonti explains that 'the track was born out of a late night jam in Los Angeles last June'. The song is about a man walking through a burning city who is trying to reach the person he loves describing it 'as a metaphor, saying that even though it feels like the world is falling apart', he would still try to do his best and soldier forward with love. “Scrood” is the perfect song to slowly leave the winter behind and get ready for spring.
Steve Lacy's presence on bass and guitar as well as the vocals he provided is felt throughout the song, but specifically through the shiny guitar section at the end. He definitely managed to leave his footprint on this beautiful track as it perfectly embodies the feel of The Internet's sound through his dazzling guitar riff.
Jonti surely is no stranger to original and trippy videos as you can see in “Saturday Night” where he is hanging in a Laudromat playing ukulele disguised as an alien.
He recently penned a new deal with Future Classics and Stones Throw Records so if you like what you heard and read, make sure to follow Jonti on Soundcloud and Facebook for new releases and future tour dates. “Scrood” is available on Jonti's Bandcamp along with his first album. You can also stream Jonti's music from Spotify.