Recorded in one sitting at San Francisco’s Tiny Telephone, debut from songwriter Justin Gill arrives June 3rd.
Justin Gill of Redvers as photographed by Sumi Saini
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“Laughing At Rainbows” is the first single and video from the upcoming Truth In Silence by Redvers
RIYL: Pink Floyd – “Goodbye Blue Sky,” Beck – “Guess I’m Doing Fine,” Iron & Wine – “Naked As We Came”
The music video for “Laughing At Rainbows” by Redvers was shot in a pristine environment in the Blue Mountains of Australia in an area once inhabited by indigenous Australians.
“There are rock paintings that are apparently the oldest found in the Blue Mountains, and depending on who you talk to, the area is also well-known for UFO sightings,” explains Justin Gill, the man behind Redvers and the star of the clip, along with his siblings, who have been visiting this secret location since they were kids.
It can be argued, however, that the real stars here are the mountains, shot with nothing more than an iPhone.
“It’s a spectacular lookout with breathtaking views,” Gill says. “I’ve seen some incredible sights in Switzerland and Argentina, but this place makes me happy I grew up in the Blue Mountains. I’m really happy we got to include a lot nature, lots of sun, and my family. To me they all represent softness and simplicity.”
With so much nature on display, it’s interesting that the first sign of civilization seen in the clip is a Sub Pop sticker on Gill’s guitar case. With tunes that bear sonic resemblance to Sub Pop artist Iron & Wine, one wonders if Gill cites that band’s Sam Beam as an influence.
“When I wrote ‘Laughing At Rainbows,’ my girlfriend said it reminded her of Iron & Wine,” Gill remembers. “I’d never heard of him, so she gave me one of his albums and I absolutely loved it.”
Of the last-minute moments that led to the creation of the debut Redvers album Truth In Silence, Gill says, “I only had the morning to complete some crucial lyrics, but they seemed to come quick and easy in an old Mission District diner the morning of recording.”
To make Truth In Silence, Gill dreamed of recording in America, and so landed in San Francisco in 2013 to track the album at John Vanderslice’s Tiny Telephone studio. Fresh, raw, and without armor, the album was recorded in one sitting. The result is a soft hum that pacifies the soul and captures an essence unyielding. “I was enraptured at the sense of freedom as I boarded the plane,” Gill remembers of the journey. “I was off to capture a special moment in time.”
Truth In Silence by Redvers arrives on June 3rd, 2014. Justin Gill is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
Truth In Silence
(S/R, June 3rd, 2014)
01. Dawn Interlude
05. Cycle Of Welcome
07. Golden Anguish
08. Violence, Windows And The Moon
09. Time Dilation
Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion