New Zealand pop musician Jonathan Bree has aired the video for his brand new single “Pre-Code Hollywood“.
The song, produced by Nile Rodgers and Jonathan Bree, serves as the title track of his forthcoming album, set to be released on April 14th via Bree’s own Aotearoa-based Lil’ Chief Records . Get it here.
The celestial opening notes of Bree’s 2023 album Pre-Code Hollywood transport listeners to a complex sonic world that celebrates classic pop of a bygone era, while experimenting with the avant-garde in a way that is distinctly modern. His fifth album exudes a nostalgic charm reminiscent of a John Hughes movie soundtrack.
According to the press release, the album, exudes a nostalgic charm reminiscent of a John Hughes movie soundtrack. A producer and musician best known for his cinematic brand of orchestral pop, Bree’s deep baritone and musical arrangements—which often feature sliding strings and chamber instruments such as the celeste, harp, and timpani—draw inspiration from classic artists like Lee Hazlewood and Serge Gainsbourg, but are reborn as something entirely his own. A “dark disco album full of sad bangers,” Pre-Code Hollywood synthesizes Bree’s years of experience and craftsmanship into a refined, focused, and bold collection. It’s his most pop-forward and exciting work to date.
Pre-Code Hollywood Tracklist:
- City Baby
- Pre-Code Hollywood
- When We Met
- Miss You
- We’ll All Be Forgotten
- You Are The Man
- Steel And Glass