Nicholas Krgovich shares music video for “Along the PCH on Oscar Night” via Esquire

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Sunday, August 24, 2014

Singer/songwriter Nicholas Krgovich has released a music video for “Along The PCH On Oscar Night,” which comes from his upcoming full length On Sunset. It’s a perfect end of summer/early fall song that seems perfectly suited for driving, as the instrumentals lead softer hooks that support Krgovich’s soaring vocals. This is the first I’ve heard of his work but it seems like it takes influence from a wide range of pop and rock influences, and I can’t wait to hear more.

Nicholas Krgovich releases highly anticipated full-length studio album On Sunset on September 23rd (UK). Esquire premiered his new video ‘Along The PCH On Oscar Night’ stating “the chill out song of the summer”.

The video was shot over two days by filmmaker Peter J Brant who has also produced videos for Solange and War on Drugs. The location: Los Angeles, in the hills of east LA, at a house in the Hollywood hills which swiftly moves along to on top of the Dolby Theatre – the actual academy awards venue and then outside the world famous Mann’s Chinese theater on Hollywood Boulevard.

The concept as Nicholas says “is open to interpretation and my main goal was to “appear” against the amazing backdrop and to let the viewer into the world of the song. There’s the despairing drifter and then there is the washed up movie star – they are both me”.

Taking inspiration from the two women in Mullohand Drive and That Obscure Object Of Desire, Krgovich performs as a variety of characters throughout the video where duality shines through.

 

Bio:
On Sunset is the new record from songwriter Nicholas Krgovich (pronounced KER-ga-VITCH), and it stands as a rich, widescreen paean to a lost Los Angeles. It is a smog-smudged dreamscape filled with loners, washed-up movie stars, dreamers, drifters, blooming jasmine and glowing courtyard pools, all twinkling and haunting the Hollywood Hills. A place where the light in late afternoon is bright and smooth, where the Santa Ana winds blow, where anything goes.

For over a decade, Krgovich has revealed himself to be a true pop polymath, building up an idiosyncratic and creatively restless discography. With projects such as No Kids, Gigi and P:ano — and collaborations with artists like Mount Eerie, Nite Jewel and Amber Coffman of Dirty Projectors- it’s fitting that his most fully realized and focused work yet bears his face on the cover and his full name on the spine. In some ways, On Sunset is like a debut from someone who’s long been in the game, darting around in shadows, now descending a spiral staircase, ready for his close-up.

Produced and mixed by John Collins (Destroyer, New Pornographers) and recorded by Colin Stewart (Black Mountain, Cave Singers), the album is a sweeping Technicolor extravaganza. Its cinematic arrangements, penned by composer Stefan Udell, nod to Mahler as often as Quincey Jones, and are performed by an impressive list of guest musicians and singers. In the tradition of experimental music masquerading as pop (Avalon, Cupid & Psyche ’85, Steve McQueen), On Sunset is a lonely, glamorous, late-night answer to a city’s seductive and endless sprawl; the long shadows of palm trees on the red carpet; being lost in a place where everything is happening, where people are dreaming and making things that capture the world’s attention. It’s the childhood memory of staying up late swaddled in blankets on the couch, watching Jack Palance do pushups on the Academy Awards broadcast. It’s the sound of an artist wanting to share their world but paradoxically building it out of the land of artifice and make-believe. A hat flying off into the ocean. Get in.

Nicholas Krgovich
On Sunset
(Self-Released)
Street Date: Sept. 23, 2014

 

Track List:

1. On Sunset
2. The Backlot
3. Along the PCH on Oscar Night
4. Cosmic Vision
5. Let’s Take the Car Out
6. City of Night
7. Rock’s Dream
8. You’re Through
9. The Mansion
10. At Pershing Sq.
11. Moon’s Soft Glow

 

NICHOLAS KRGOVICH LINKS:

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OFFICIAL SITE

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