London-based singer-songwriter L.A. Salami (aka Lookman Adekunle Salami) has shared a new single from his forthcoming album, The City of Bootmakers, out on April 13 via Sunday Best Recordings.
The multi-talented musician has also modeled for the likes of Burberry and he is known for his unique combination of folk, blues and pop with a poetic, spoken-word style of delivery. “Jean is Gone” features jangly electric guitar riffs, bright piano and his tongue-in-cheek poetry sung in a distinctly British accent.
The new accompanying music video features a series of clips featuring various Parisian landmarks and was shot on handheld cameras. Filmmaker Diane Sagnier says of the video, “I’ve longed to show Lookman around Paris for a long time! When we finally met up, hungover in Pigalle, the sun came out and we roamed my favourite streets in need of footage. With only a phone in hand, stopping every few for an espresso/hot chocolate, I followed this charmingly peculiar friend to make my city his own.”
Watch the video for “Jean Is Gone” and check out his recent Paste Studio session below. Check out his upcoming U.S. tour dates further down and you can preorder The City of Bootmakers here.
L.A. Salami Tour Dates:
22 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Café Du Nord
24 – San Diego, Calif. @ Casbah
25 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Valley Bar
27 – Denver, Colo. @ Larimer Lounge
29 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th Street Entry
30 – Chicago, Ill. @ Schubas Tavern
01 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Drake
03 – Boston, Mass. @ The Red Room at Café 939
05 – New York, N.Y. @ Rough Trade NYC
06 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Boot & Saddle
07 – Washington, D.C. @ DC9 Nightclub