Wesley Gonzalez has shared the video to his latest single ‘In Amsterdam’, from Excellent Musician, Gonzalez’s debut solo album out now on Moshi Moshi Records.
Speaking on the video, filmed in Ibiza and directed by Danny Nellis, Gonzalez said: “We originally planned an entire video set in the countryside. Just as we decided to call it a night we put on an episode of ‘Sun, Sex & Suspicious Parents’ and within 10 minutes of it starting we had booked two flights to Ibiza.
“Neither of us had ever been and the Balearic white sand and brown, oiled bodies terrified us! The first shot we got was of me lying on the Beach singing the song, within seconds a Welsh bloke came up behind me and kicked things off in style, humping my head with his little penis tucked out of his shorts.
“I never went on a Lads holiday, I’ve never been a Lad, but the concept has always fascinated me. No group of men can make me feel more like the scared teenager at school quite like them. We didn’t want to poke fun at something we didn’t understand, but rather explore the possibilities of us trying to fit in – and if they didn’t accept us we just told them we were making a film for Vice, that always works.”
Following singles ‘I Am A Telescope’, ‘Exhibition Song’ and ‘Piece of Mind’ – ‘In Amsterdam’ again encompasses Wes’ intelligent and introspective lyrical leaning, with Wes detailing personal conflict with an uplifting ferocity.
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