Claude Fontaine Presents New Video For “Pretending He Was You”

In advance of her upcoming run of select tour dates in California, Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter Claude Fontaine presents the new visual for “Pretending He Was You”, a standout from her debut, self-titled album out now on Innovative Leisure. Premiered earlier this morning via FLOOD, “This video is an homage to the live in-studio TV programs that would feature musicians from around the globe in the 1960s and 70s,” says Fontaine. “More often than not, those programs are the only footage I’ve ever seen of some of my most favorite Brazilian and international singers, which I cherish like artifacts. This is my nod to them.”

Watch Video For “Pretending He Was You” —

Claude Fontaine was tracked in two potent sessions with guitarist Tony Chin, whose playing with Althea and DonnaKing TubbyDennis Brown and so many more very arguably defined a significant part of the classic reggae sound, and Airto Moreira, the Brazilian drummer whose work both solo and in collaboration—with Miles DavisAstrud GilbertoChick CoreaAnnette Peacock —make him an actual living legend. They also enlisted a murderer’s row of additional session players— bassist Ronnie McQueen of Steel Pulse and Ziggy Marley drummer Rock DeadrickNow Again Records guitarist Fabiano Do NascimentoSergio Mendes percussionist Gibi Dos Santos and Flora Purim bassist Andre De Santanna.

Fontaine kicks off a short run of dates in California tonight at the Teragram in Los Angeles. A full list of dates is below, with tickets for all dates on-sale now.

Claude Fontaine Tour Dates – 

Wed. Nov. 13 –  Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom

Fri. Nov. 15 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah

Sat. Nov 16 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room

Sun. Nov 17 – Malibu Canyon, CA @ Mercado Sagrado

Stream Claude Fontaine –

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