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A Boy SJD, Music Video – 2001

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Musical shapeshifter SJD (short for Sean James Donnelly) released second album Lost Soul Music in 2001, early in a career that has seen him blending synthesisers, backwards voices, and a love of melody — all while working to ensure that each new album heads somewhere different from the last. His vocal on single 'A Boy' shows echoes of Beck, an artist some have cited as an influence. Co-directed by his brother Kieran and Dominic Taylor, the music video mixes lively, childlike animation with shimmering images of an unusual room and the boy inside...whose head is often a blur.

Key Cast & Crew

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Keiran Donnelly

Co-Director

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Dominic Taylor

Co-Director

[The album Lost Soul Music] showed that a major talent had arrived with its deft and skillful integration of new technology — electronics, heavily manipulated sampling — and old-fashioned writing and singing skills.
– Gary Steel, in his Audioculture profile of SJD

Source

Nz on air

NZ On Air

Availability

SJD's music available on iTunes

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air