New Music Of The Day: Meilyr Jones – ‘Strange/Emotional’ (Video)

If you read our recent profile interview on Meilyr Jones, you’ll know how important the city of Rome was to him when it came to writing his latest album, ‘2013’.

Today’s New Music Of The Day is for the video of his Bowie-ish new single from that album, a track called ‘Strange/Emotional’. Directed by Ryan Owen Eddleston, it was shot in Rome (“My only home,” Jones sings at one point).

Rather than acting with subtlety around their inspiration, Eddleston says he and Jones aimed to immerse themselves in the culture, and capture the essence of the city. He explained: “Meilyr and myself flew to Rome in early spring for a week, in order to capture on film the inspiration for the new album ‘2013’. We wanted to revisit the places and architecture that had captivated Meilyr’s imagination and creativity during his time that he spent in this historic city that’s rich in culture. We wanted to be inspired just as other artists like Fellini, Visconti, Rossellini, Zeffirelli, who have been captivated by the city. We wanted to capture that sense of light you can only get from Rome, the sounds and sirens of the city, the food, the music, the wine, the dancing, the people, the beating heart of Roma.”

Take the trip below:

See Meilyr live on the following dates:

Monday 25th April – Music Hall, Ramsgate
Tuesday 26th April – Moth Club, London
Wednesday 27th April – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
Thursday 28th April – The Louisiana, Bristol
Friday 29th April – Studio 2, Liverpool
Monday 2nd May – Cluny, Newcastle
Tuesday 3rd May – King Tuts, Glasgow
Friday 13th May – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
Saturday 14th May – Focus Wales, Wrexham
Wednesday 8th June – City Hall supporting John Grant, Salisbury
Thursday 9th June – Millenium Centre supporting John Grant, Cardiff
Friday 10th June – O2 Institute supporting John Grant, Birmingham
Saturday 11th June – Field Day, London
Saturday 16th July – Latitude Festival, Southwold
Saturday 23rd July – Deershed Festival, North Yorkshire
21 – 24th July – Secret Garden Party, Huntingdon
29th – 31st July – Standon Calling, Standon
Thursday 2nd August – Festival No. 6, Portmeirion
Friday 3rd August – End of the Road Festival, Dorset
Wednesday 28th September – Rainbow, Birmingham
Thursday 29th September – Thekla, Bristol
Friday 30th September – By The Sea, Margate
Saturday 1st October – Bleach, Brighton
Monday 3rd October – Brudenell, Leeds 
Tuesday 4th October – Deaf Institute, Manchester
Wednesday 5th October – Leaf, Liverpool
Thursday 6th October – Village Underground, London
Friday 7th October – Cookie, Leicester
Saturday 8th October – Bullingdon, Oxford
Saturday 22nd October – Get it Loud in Libraries, Kendal