John Bramwell today revealed the video for his new single I Am The Sky with a video featuring Game Of Thrones’ Ben Crompton and the Newcastle-based dance company balletLORENT. The single is the first to be taken from his follow-up to last year’s debut solo album Leave Alone The Empty Spaces.
The two developed a friendship through Ben’s love of I Am Kloot and John’s solo work, a love which dated back to when John under his Johnny Dangerously guise played to Ben’s fifth form class in Stockport. He became a regular attendee at shows across the country. They met when Ben asked John to play his birthday party, at which point John had never seen the iconic series.
Ben explains this love for his favourite band that developed through the I Am Kloot years – “There’s something dark yet incredibly beautiful about the music he makes. There’s a vague quality to the lyrics, but some of them just land with such magnitude that really sticks with you. Very beautiful and honest and it just feels right. It’s very upfront. He wears his heart on his sleeve and that comes through in his music, there’s a rawness to it and I don’t think you can fake that. He knows how to write a cracking melody and beautiful lyrics.”
John explains the video “I came up with the idea of Ben being in it, because I don’t like being in videos anyway. He learned how to lip-sync the song, the dancers from balletLORENT had learned the song and had freeform pieces to go with it, like the workings of his mind. What excites me is that as I’m a layman in terms of making videos, I’m really happy with how James (Ray-Lang) has made it feel and look.”
The single is available as a free download for signing up to John’s mailing list here and he is also running a competition here to win prizes including a signed guitar, memorabilia from Ben as well as gig tickets.
He also plays solo shows at Craigmore Bowling Green Isle Of Bute on September 28, Leicester Soundhouse on October 12 and Crickhowell Beacons Blues Summit on November 16.