Laura Lynn-Petrick (Weyes Blood, Jessica Pratt) directed the latest video from Jackson MacIntosh for his single “Pretty Clear,” a track off his debut album My Dark Side. Of the single he notes, “‘Pretty Clear’ is a collaboration with my old bandmate Ellise Barbara (catch me lurking in the background in this old video). I got stuck while I was writing the song and knowing that she has a way with words and melodies, I asked her to help me out. She sent me lyrics within a day, and then she came into the studio and we sang it as a duet. When it was finally Album Time, we got together with bon vivant and video director extraordinaire Laura Lynn Petrick and shot this video in the damp, chilly Montreal springtime, ate some great meals and went for a dip in the pool (it turns out the hotel staff are not especially fond of fully clothed adults jumping into the pool, FYI).” Watch the video here.
Jackson will be playing at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right for their 5th anniversary celebration on November 21 as the support for Drugdealer.
MacIntosh’s resume pinpoints him near the epicenter of Montreal’s burgeoning pop and electronic music scenes. Beyond his solo career he is the bassist of indie pop outfit,TOPS. Further, he recorded and engineered the last two albums for labelmate Homeshake at his now-defunct home Montreal studio and venue, Drones Club. He has collaborated with cherished LA weirdo Drugdealer as well as Montreal’s Bernardino Femminielli, all in addition to fronting the masterfully hooky power pop band Sheer Agony.
My Dark Side is as confessional as it is casual: a collection of songs that oozed out of necessity. Order it here.