Director and musician Yoann Lemoine performs his neo-folk project as Woodkid
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Woodkid is Yoann Lemoine, previously known for his career as a video director without fault (Yelle, Moby, Katy Perr, and recently Lana Del Rey for “Born to Die”).
The legend says that on a shoot in the USA, Woodkid received, straight from the hands of great American guitarist Richie Havens, a banjo that immediately replaced his piano, at least for a while. Without neglecting the videos (or film, which is part of projects), Woodkid decided to devote himself to music. Indeed, Yoann Lemoine made the video for Iron himself, which features model Agyness Deyn.
The four tracks (plus two remixes of “Iron” by the English Mystery Jets and Gucci Vump, the duo of Brodinski and Guillaume Briere The Shoes), opens by the eponymous “Iron”, epic pop with a powerful mounted symphony, this first EP Woodkid (produced by Woodkid, Julien Delfaud and Benjamin Lebeau also from The Shoes) immediately announces the influences of the young man.
Woodkid is currently working on his debut album, The Golden Age, which includes some surprising collaborations …