Woodkid, aka Yoann Lemoine, is originally known as a music video director: Yelle, Moby, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, The Shoes or more recently Lana Del Rey “Born To Die” and “Blue Jeans,” and even the Drake featuring Rihanna video for “Take Care.”
Rumor has it that during a video shoot in the U.S., Woodkid received, straight from great American guitarist Richie Havens’ hands, a banjo that immediately replaced his piano, at least for a while. Without neglecting his activity as a director (for music or even cinema, also part of his project), Woodkid decided to devote himself to make his own music.
When listening to Woodkid, an obvious thought goes to Antony and The Johnsons : Woodkid and Antony could be kindred spirits of the voice. We can also hear the sweet folk influences from New York and a brilliant way with melodies. There’s an emphasis on Yoann Lemoine’s gift for songwriting, that floats somewhere between Neil Hannon and Bonnie Prince Billy.
The Iron EP revealed a universe of fragile grace : four original songs, written either on guitar or piano. Woodkid is a whole creative project conceived by Yoann Lemoine, where every aspects are treated : both music and image.
11/01 – NEW YORK, NY Irving Plaza – 7pm
11/02 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA Bimbo’s – 8pm
11/03 – LOS ANGELES, CA Luckman Theater – 8pm
Youtube channel – http://www.youtube.com/user/
Vimeo Channel – http://vimeo.com/woodkidmusic
Twitter – http://twitter.com/woodkid