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A new short film by David Doobinin as published via American Laundromat Records' YouTube channel today, with the following quotes:
"David (Doobinin) shot and directed the two videos from my Olivia Newton-John album and he has photographed me, too, and I've really liked working with him. There is a casualness to his style that puts me at ease--he doesn't push too hard. And I like the results. He manages to capture something real about who I am and how I see myself, and not many photographers/vidoegraphers are able to do that. I was talking to David about maybe working with me on a larger project like perhaps documenting the making of my next album. As of now we've had trouble scheduling that but we did have time to sort of get our feet wet and shoot some everyday documentary footage in and around my home, which we thought made an interesting little short film." - Juliana Hatfield
“What always struck me about Juliana the previous times we worked together is her physicality. The way she moves through each moment. It’s an unselfconscious dance that teeters between a stumbling Chevy Chase and a Runway Model. She has this fearlessness in her music and the way she lives her life. I wanted to try and capture some of that.” - David Doobinin
The second video from Weird is animated, colorized, and directed by Jed Davis.
Juliana, speaking to Consequence of Sound, where the video premiered today:
The repeated “All Right, Yeah” in the choruses was my attempt to write a big, dumb hook that people could sing along to at hockey games or football games or other sports events. I was thinking of Blur’s “Song 2” and its “Woo Hoo!” choruses. I want to be the song that comes on in the stadium after a big goal, or touchdown, or whatever. I also had an alternate image of drunken pals with their arms around each others’ shoulders, jumping up and down and yelling “All Right, Yeah!” all together as a group, at some celebratory gathering like a wedding reception or graduation party. I wanted this song to work in these kinds of contexts. I don’t know if I succeeded. Probably not. My dreams for my songs are often at odds with the world outside of my head.
Read the whole article in Consequence of Sound's Origins series - "a new music feature in which we give an artist we like a chance to dig into what inspired their latest song":
Juliana performed 6 songs for the BIRN Alive show on Berklee Internet Radio Network yesterday, including 2 new ones from the forthcoming Weird album.
This is a really good session.
Accompanied by Mike Oram, she played:
- My Sister
- Wonder Why
- Suspended In Time
- Lost Ship
- Everything's For Sale
Video was streamed on Facebook and is currently available (without the need for a Facebook account) at:
The audio is also available to listen (albeit only for the next couple of weeks) at radiofreeamerica.com
Thanks to Carlos for the links and info.
Uploaded to YouTube this week.
Broadcast on Tonight Live in Australia, 25 years ago.
The second song to be released from the forthcoming Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John album is Physical, and it's wonderful.
There's a video, again directed by David Doobinin, which premiered today at Stereogum, and where Juliana commented:
Olivia Newton-John’s lusty “Physical” is a groovy, bouncy song, but my take on it is darker, more aggro, because I don’t think of lust as fun or funny; I think it’s dangerous and disruptive and mostly unwelcome. So that is my interpretation of “Physical”: the human condition is a bummer, and desire a frustrating impediment to serenity. My visual take on the song is not as conceptual as Olivia’s 1981 colorful workout video. Mine is more of an impressionistic exploration of my own awkward and self-conscious physicality (especially self-conscious in front of the camera/other people).
The first song, A Little More Love, was released in January.
The album is due for release on April 13, 2018 via American Laundromat Records.
Juliana's new video and first song from her upcoming Olivia Newton-John covers album is released today, via a premiere at npr music.
It was filmed and directed by David Doobinin in NYC, and as this Instagram post from a couple of weeks ago shows there's another one to come:
Portrait of Juliana Hatfield. NYC. She has a new record coming out of Olivia Newton-John covers. It’s amazing. Stay tuned for 2 music videos I shot with her as well. #musicphotography #musicvideo #portraits #portraits_universe #postthepeople #fujixpro1 #documentaryphotography #blackandwhite_perfection
Beautiful performances of Choose Drugs and Christmas Cactus here.
Kids Interview Bands:
Piper interviewed Juliana Hatfield at Ace of Cups in Columbus, Ohio on April 30, 2017.
Kids Interview Bands launched in the summer of 2012 with original hosts Olivia and Connie. In the summer of 2014, Olivia's youngest sister Piper took over the hosting duties. The girls have interviewed over 350 touring artists who have passed through Columbus, Ohio since launch.
A different set of questions to the normal here. Fabulous.
Juliana's acoustic session for Paste as originally broadcast live on April 27 from New York City is now available to view on demand.
Update - now also on YouTube as above.