The Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and solo artist Thou Romeo releases his debut single and accompanying music video, a modern take on the Roxy Music classic, "Mother of Pearl."
Known for combining the likes of T.Rex, Cockney Rebel, and New York Dolls with modern synthpop, Thou Romeo's dynamic sound brings listeners into a thrilling and stimulating sonic venture. Also carrying a similar passion and energy as Depeche Mode and The Sisters of Mercy, it goes without saying that Thou Romeo will hit your local club's speakers sooner than later.
Elaborating on his debut single and music video, "Mother of Pearl," Thou Romeo puts a modern synthpop spin on the classic Roxy Music staple. Alongside an electric and avant-garde music video, Thou Romeo and his accompanying dancers send any viewer into a colorful and transcendent realm that's equally as groovy as it is stimulating.
Peaking at the music video for Thou's Romeo's take on "Mother of Pearl," the visuals opens with a celestial void that slowly closes on Thou Romeo's closeup. While soaked in teal accessories, wigs, and clothing from top to bottom, the scene quickly transitions onto a female counterpart with similar paint and accessories, fluidly moving her body to the groovy sonic foreground.
As the video moves into various similar yet visually stimulating scenes, Thou Romeo and the accompanying dancers take us through rather nostalgic shots with their 80s inspired jumpsuits and Romeo's perfectly messy shag. While the video explodes with iridescent colors and stars, the visuals come to a close with a teal-painted woman among the colorful star-painted sky.
Get lost in the celestials with Thou Romeo's debut single and accompanying music video, "Mother of Peal," available on YouTube and all digital streaming platforms.
Congratulations on the release of your debut single and music video, "Mother of Pearl," thank you for sitting down with us at BuzzMusic. What inspired you to release a cover of the Roxy Music classic as your debut single?
I call my music ElectroGlam. Doing a glam rock classic like Mother Of Pearl in a synthpop fashion really signifies what I’m trying to achieve.
Did you produce the modern synthpop sonics for "Mother of Pearl?" What inspired this groovy and electronically inclined rendition?
I’ve been working with my producer Rex in London. We have been sending tracks back and forth via email. It’ll be nice once this pandemic is over and we can travel and sit in a room together and finish the album.
What sort of visual experience did you want to provide with the celestial music video for "Mother of Pearl?" How does the video enhance your take on the original song?
I was fortunate to work with director John Charter. He’s the visionary brains behind this video. I just kept my mouth shut and let him steer the ship.
What should we expect from your original music going forward? Will you continue exploring genres like synthpop and electronic?
I have an album in the works. It’s keeping with the synthpop and electro vibe (ElectroGlam). We are introducing a string quartet as well to get that Marc Bolan and T.Rex sound.
What's next for you?
This coming February 2022 I will be going on a US tour with Creation Records founder Alan McGee (Oasis, Jesus & Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine).