San Diego’s Jonny Dee is combining worlds with “The Man Who Fell From the Sky”. This “psychadelic hip-hop” superstar has come to Earth to spread his groove and message. “I heard all about the habits you let thrive, I just had to come and ask you people why?” he inquires. How can we answer?
The track is smoothness, squared. There is the fluidity of the synth itself, gliding through the song with a melody that sticks to you; there is the shining funk of the guitar, which Jonny wields powerfully; and then there is the flow. Dee works his sticky, jumping rhythms around the smoothness of the music — the juxtaposition makes for a vibrant emphasis on his lyrics.
The clip also moves through contrasting spaces. From the pink-soiled beauty of where this alien life arrives, to the grocery store and laundromat that he dances through (leaving crystals as he goes) — the adventures leads him to the stage, the place where Jonny Dee, alien or otherwise, clearly belongs.
“The Man Who Fell From the Sky” comes off Jonny Dee’s latest album, The Human Experience, which was released on May 12th, 2018. You can find more from Jonny Dee on his website and instagram. You can also follow him on Twitter.