Video Pick Of The Week: Blaudzun – Elephants

Blaudzun is the alias of Dutch singer-songwriter Johannes Sigmond, who has been working on his own behalf since 2007.

In January 2012 Blaudzun released Heavy Flowers (V2 Benelux) his most dynamic LP to date, in which his remarkable voice, haunting melodies and dramatic string arrangements coincides with a love for folk and art rock. With this third collection of songs Blaudzun again surpasses his previous work.

Ever since the release of his debut album Blaudzun in 2008, the Dutch Johannes Sigmond goes by the name of Blaudzun. He surprised music fans and critics, and received rave reviews, which he even surpassed with his second album Seadrift Soundmachine (2010). The widely acclaimed album and subsequent live shows caused his definite breakthrough in the Netherlands. His music has been likened to indie pop and folk rock and is aesthetically compared to Arcade Fire as well as to Ryan Adams and Antony & The Johnsons. The various comparisons show that it is difficult to stick a label on this man.

Download here: “Elephants” by Blaudzun (right click – save as)

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