Screenshots from video by Niels Vogensen
Aarhus’ own J. Bruno has really been on a roll lately! In addition to releasing a few really interesting singles as J. Bruno – his family band, The New Family picking up a coveted slot at this year’s Spot festival and The April Rainers’ album set to drop (finally!) in two weeks – his voice and image have been on quite a few things recently. We’ve been tracking this guy’s moves since his 2013 mini album, “Baby I Blow My Brains Out For You” was one of our year’s top local releases.
“Don’t Be A Stranger” is kind of an alternative love letter to Aarhus in video form. J is pacing around a downtown apartment, hitting the skate park, chilling in the American diner and heading out to the country and a suburban pier with his board. Unlike most music videos though that feature the artists skating, “Don’t Be A Stranger” is a somber, reflective tune with the singer gazing inwards – possibly at the end of a relationship. The video is beautifully shot by Niels Vogensen here in the city of smiles.
We’ll keep you posted on news from J. Bruno & co, as well as a very special feature on John Hassell and The April Rainers very soon!