J.J. Cale: Sensitive Kind
Our friends at Amateurism eased us into the week with a classic from the legendary musician J.J. Cale. “Sensitive Kind” highlights Cale’s distinct vocal stylings and visceral approach to writing, which everyone from Johnny Cash to Eric Clapton came to admire and cover. Off of his 1979 album Five, “Sensitive Kind” is a timeless hit.
The Purist + Danny Brown: Jealousy
British producer The Purist teamed up with Motor City rapper Danny Brown last January for the Biggie-backed track “Jealousy,” and now they return with the video. With surreal digital landscapes and a cosmic mash-up of visuals, Brown sums it up best by stating on Twitter that the video makes him want to “watch that shit off shrooms.”
Hard ‘n Phirm: Pi
Chris Hardwick and Mike Phirman—the LA-based musical comedy duo known as Hard ‘n Phirm—helped us celebrate Pi Day with a humorous tune about the delicious numeral. Director Keith Schofield complements the educationally-derived ditty with a nostalgic video that harkens the days of Reading Rainbow or 3-2-1 Contact, for a perfect blend of mathematical entertainment in “Pi.”
Hannah Cohen: Sunrise
In a simple play on “Sunrise,” the title of Hannah Cohen’s final song off her album Child Bride, fast-rising photographer and director Matthu Placek allows the young singer’s limpid voice to really shine by doing nothing more than capturing her in black-and-white while a light slowly begins to expose her face. The ultimate in effortless beauty, Placek not only highlights Cohen’s gorgeous features but really expresses the quiet emotion behind basking in morning light.