Got an email titled ‘here’s two singles for you to review’ complete with two video attachments, so I hope I have this right. ‘Johnny & The Sea is a new dark animated Film, the title song of which is to be released as a single by Jordan Reyne.
The accompany you tube vid gives you an idea, but really search for the HD version to truly ‘get the animation. Here’s the film premise, Johnny answers the call to adventure and turns his back on the normal life. On returning to the land, the call of the sea continues to haunt him begging him to return to her murky depths. Moby Dick meets Oliver Twist in this darkly wonderful animation by Eloise Coveny and Johnathan Lamb. Music/ Story by Jordan Reyne.
Now as a single, think PJ Harvey, then spin in some narrative, of the deep sea, wanderlust, longing and loss. Then you are half way there. A gripping single. 7.5/10