Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Janna Pelle, "City Life"
Mon, 02 Feb 2015 11:31:35
Happy Monday, ARISTdirectioners. We're partnering with Janna Pelle to premiere her video for "City Life."
Who is Janna Pelle? We're glad you've inquired and we're here to tell you.
She is a classically trained pianist-turned DIY pop performer combining elements of rock, soul and dance into her theatrical live performances. In addition to performing at NYC hotspots, including The Bitter End, Pianos, Cameo Gallery, and the CMJ Music Marathon, Janna has shared the stage with Zach Deputy and Easy Star All-Stars, and has performed across the country with her side project Michelle My Pelle at The Fest for Beatles Fans, alongside the likes of Donovan and Mickey Dolenz of The Monkees.
Janna is currently in the process of recording Key Change, a concept album following the chronological history of the keyboard's evolution from harpsichord to synthesizer with producer Max Low. She is also the Musical Director of Skipping Club.
"'City Life' is about the love/hate relationship with New York that every artist seems to have in some way or another," Pelle told us. "I wanted my collaboration with Trina Merry to illustrate the struggle of trying to stand out as an artist in this city, ironically by blending in to it. Over the course of the video, the paint on my face seems random and disconnected, and out of place. But by the end, I completely blend in to the Empire State building. I fit in with the city, I've found my niche and that's all any artist really wants to do when they come to New York. But like the chorus says: 'I guess I'm just gonna have to figure this out on my own.'"
With that in mind, enjoy the "City Life" video.
Do you love NYC and "City Life?"