Jonathan Wilson shares “Sunset Blvd” video

Jonathan Wilson has unveiled his new video, for “Sunset Blvd”, taken from his much acclaimed 2018 album Rare Birds. The video premiered earlier on Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco site, but you can now watch below. The atmospheric music video, directed byArielle Pytka, sees Wilson navigate the famous Los Angeles’ boulevard at night in one of his own classic cars,a 1975 Porsche 911…

Following his Spring sold–out UK tour in support of Rare BirdsJonathan Wilson has announced news of a London headline show performing at Islington Academy in early September, along with dates in Gateshead and Manchester. These will follow an appearance at the End of The Road festival in Dorset on the weekend prior. Full dates HERE.

Critical acclaim for Rare Birds, out now on Bella Union:

“Wilson’s latest nods at Zappa, Talk Talk, Peter Gabriel and The Byrds… Rare Birds unpacks a wealth of sonic detail… This feels like a record you could lose yourself in for months.” MOJO – 4 Stars ****

“A rich, sprawling triumph, its widescreen ambition and focus on detail breathing drama into the songs.” The Observer – 4 Stars ****

“By turns reminiscent of Talk Talk, Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush, Wilson has gone Eighties maximalist.” Evening Standard – 4 Stars ****

“Multi–tracked perfection… Rare Birds transcends its central theme in a flurry of uplifting, gospel–tinged pop, swooping George Harrison–style guitars and achingly good ballads.” Sunday Express – 4 Stars **** (Album of the Week)

“Lana Del Ray pops up on Living With Myself, the ambient pioneer Laraaji adds New Age chants to Loving You, and the whole thing is pulled along by virtuosity, invention and depth.” The Times – 4 Stars ****

“LA producer’s magnum opus… Brooding, widescreen and ambitiously maximalist.” Uncut

“An expansive and multi–layered meditation about a failed relationship, Wilson’s reactions to heartbreak mostly sound beatific.” Long Live Vinyl – 8/10

“Wilson has added synths, samples and drum machines to his armoury and Rare Birds is more expansive as a result.” Daily Mail – 4 Stars ****

“Wilson moves determinedly forward, and gloriously so… Dense, colourful and wonderfully realised.. It’s all dizzyingly good.” PROG

“Wilson moves on from the Laurel Canyon–evoking textures that dominated his earlier releases and embraces the 1980s… Loveliest of all is the drivetime pop of Over The Midnight.” Sunday Times

“One of the early contenders for album of 2018.” Guitar & Bass – 9/10

“A sprawling but rewarding affair… Wilson explores a deeper, denser, synth–drenched 80s sound with a distinct whiff of classic Pink Floyd… An ambitious return.” The Sun – 3.5/5

Rare Birds unfolds its expansive wings to soar for 8 minutes… Wilson marshals his multi textured songs with aplomb, giving them an easy flow amid their twists and turns.” Financial Times

“Wilson is a master of period detail, and here nudges into the new–wave eighties, dropping drum machines and synths while maintaining a hippy’s disdain for brevity.” Mail On Sunday

“Vast and expansive, if you want to go on a musical journey then Rare Birds is the album for you.” DORK – 4 Stars ****