Montreal-based disco-funk act Kristian North has shared a video for his new single, “Fantasy.” Alongside the new clip, North has announced his forthcoming album Passion Play, which is set for release on April 30th via Mothland.
The new single feels reminiscent of Roxy Music and George Michael, as North delivers smooth, silky vocals atop driven, funky disco beats. The accompanying clip sees North performing beneath hazy, colourful lighting.
“I was kind of humming the chorus in my head and then I watched Donkey Skin and it all clicked,” North explains of the track. “There’s something to be said about reality there but mostly it’s just candy, melodrama, fairy tales. We did very little in the way of second takes. Abigail was basically running out the door, that’s why it sounds so cool. The song has some nods to George Michael, who I listened to religiously for a couple of years.”
Watch the video for “Fantasy” below.
Kristian North is filming a 360-degree live session for Phoque Off Festival on February 19th.