Panteon shares video for “January Keeper”
Brooklyn-based indie-folk singer songwriter, Panteon shares her new video, “January Keeper.” The new track comes from Panteon’s, debut EP, Travel Log 1, released earlier this month.
Curated, written, produced and performed by Yvonne Ambrée, the debut EP is inspired by travels across Europe and The Americas, each composition serving as an ode to the experience of a specific locale. True to its name, the 6 tracks are a charmed soundscape built for going down the road, through the sea, and into the sky. Gorgeous photos (taken by Ambrée herself) of the locations highlighted on the EP were also taken to accompany the tracks, and can be seen in the artwork.
An accomplished vocalist, songwriter and musician, Ambrée has traveled the world touring and working with a wide range of artists, such as Sleigh Bells, Little Boots, Lulu Gainsbourg, Eli “Paperboy” Reed and legendary soul singers, such as Syl Johnson, Ann Sexton and Gwen McCrae. She is also one-half of the critically acclaimed duo Take Berlin (who’s debut EP, Lionize, was named “Top 10 Ep’s of 2013” by The Huffington Post, UK).
Recorded in Berlin, Brooklyn (Crown Heights, Bunker Studios) and the legendary Sear Sound in Manhattan (John Lennon, David Bowie, Fleet Foxes), Panteon’s impeccably composed brand of folk-pop showcases masterful storytelling marked by striking melodies. Mixed by Canadian producer Howie Beck (Feist, Jamie Lidell, Chilly Gonzales), Ambrée’s sonic precision was paramount while building the EP. Ambrée enlisted some of NY’s most notable session musicians, including Snarky Puppy’s Jay Jennings on flugelhorn (“Ballyvaughan”) and bass player Grant Zubritsky (Chet Faker/Nick Murphy, MS MR) on “White Jaguar.”
The six tracks – four songs and two interludes – weave narratives of identity and discovery. “January Keeper” began while walking over the Charles Bridge in Prague and was recorded in Berlin while in temporary exile from the US. “White Jaguar” is an ode to the Kogi of Colombia, an indigenous civilization, who still live the same way they did 400 years ago, and consider themselves as the guardians of the earth. “Ballyvaughan” evokes the rugged natural terrain of western Ireland, rocky with the unyielding presence of the Atlantic Ocean. Finally, “Hudson” describes a life in isolation and rebellion in upstate NY.
Watch the video for “January Keeper”
Feb 3 – Lübeck (GER), Tonfink
Feb 4 – Bremen (GER), Kalle
Feb 6 – Osnabrück (GER), Zauber von Os
Feb 8 – Berlin (GER), Parchtwerk
Feb 9 – Marburg (GER), Q
Feb 10 – Wiesbaden (GER), Wakker
Feb 11 – Offenbach (GER), Hafen 2
Feb 13 – Amsterdam (NL), De Nieuwe Anita
Feb 15 – Chemnitz (GER), Lokomov