Texas musician Bayonne has shared a one-of-a-kind new live video for his latest single ‘Living Room’. The track is a blissful, multi-layered glimpse into the musical world of Roger Sellers who, under the name Bayonne, recently released his debut album, Primitives.
Like a one man band, the video shows Sellers’ building upon each component; hand claps, drums, piano, vocals, synth, vibraphone, each layer looping and swirling around his delicate vocals. Watch the video, below.
On the video, Bayonne says; “My goal was to make a video that demonstrates the general recording process, while also maintaining a linear performance. Almost all Bayonne tracks are recorded using an outboard looper and (mostly) acoustic instruments. The process for the video was very challenging in structuring the loops and routing the studio correctly, but I feel the point I wanted to make came across.”
Released earlier in November, Primitives is a rich mix of minimalist composition and structure and electro-driven pop, working its way through a plethora of experimental influences; from the layered, repeating rhythms of Steve Reich to an Animal Collective like splattering of modulated effects. Intricate and totally hypnotic, Primitives, is out now on City Slang.
After successful shows in London and Bristol (Simple Things Festival) last month, Bayonne is set to return to the UK with a show at The Waiting Room, London on February 15th next year. Tickets available, here.