フランスの映像作家 Yohann Lemoine がミュージシャンWoodkidとしてリリースする EP Run Boy Run。アルタナティブ・フォークとプログレッシブ・ロックの雰囲気をもった独特の世界観で魅了する。
Woodkid, aka Yoann Lemoine, is originally known as a very talented music video director : from Yelle, Moby, The Shoes, Katy Perry, or more recently Lana Del Rey « Born To Die » and « Blue Jeans », and even Drake featuring Rihanna.
The legend tells 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.
Woodkid is a whole creative project conceived by Yoann Lemoine, where every aspects is treated : both music and image. Obviously, he directed the music video for « Iron » himself, starring British top model Agyness Deyn.
When listenning to Woodkid, an obvious thought goes to Antony and The Johnsons : Woodkid and Anthony could be kindred spirits of the voice. We can also hear the sweet folk influences from New York and a brillant way to play with melodies. The all thing emphases Yoann Lemoine’s gift for songwritting, 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.
In a very short time, Woodkid has become a must-known artist.
On May 21st, the very expected EP and first single RUN BOY RUN (inluded, remixes by SebastiAn, tEPr & Ostend) was released with a music video, Iron’s prequel and second step into the story that inspires his first album The Golden Age. « RUN BOY RUN is fancier and brighter. It’s a very complex track that goes from very dark and aggressive percussion to a very mellow pop string chorus. It’s very novice to me. » (Woodkid).