“Through nostalgia-soaked melodies and yearning lyrics, Homebody is, unlike its title, anything but circumscribed.” 8/10 – Exclaim!
“Early 2021 has been underwhelming so far, in terms of quality and quantity, but listening to a record like Homebody is one of those things that can restore faith in art and humanity in a matter of minutes.” 8.8/10 – Backseat Mafia
On January 26th, Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Russell Gendron released Homebody, his third outing under the band moniker Bill Jr. Jr. And today, he’s premiering the video for his latest single ‘Blue’. Watch the video here.
Gendron wrote ‘Blue’ at a time when he was faced with making an important life decision: “‘Blue’ is about how I imagined I’d feel if I didn’t move with my partner to Montreal. She had a school thing coming up over there and I had my life thing here and so I had to make a decision to stay, or to go with. Writing the song was a way for me to get closer to my decision: I realized that I’d be so “bluuuuuueee” if I stayed around here doing the same old stuff, so I took the plunge. ‘Blue’ is a sort of a country song but made strange or “off”, which is why I like it so much. It’s a twanged out and lush version of a known and old timey idea.”
Much like the video for his previous single, ‘Dear Neighbour‘, ‘Blue’ is shot in 360 degrees creating a fun and interactive video experience, while showcasing Bill Jr. Jr.’s lo-fi 90s slacker vibe.
Bill Jr. Jr’s new album Homebody is available now on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, and other digital retailers and streaming services worldwide. For more information, please visitbilljrjr.com.