Newcastle songwriter RJ Thompson returns with the release of the latest visual for his third track ‘Blackout Windows’ from his upcoming new album ‘Echo Chamber.’
‘Blackout Windows’ begins with an intense burst of the catchy chorus, setting the tone of synth-pop style, and leads on to a fantastic fusion of funky bass riffs and analogue synthesizers.
“Prolific…” – The Guardian
The track breaks into an addictive bridge, bringing a focus on Thompson’s impressive vocals with the bass and finger clicking.
Thompson self-directed the music video for ‘Blackout Windows’ and plays with the retro feel of his album.
Set in a basketball court, the video hints towards Hill Valley, which is the setting of the 80’s classic film ‘Back to the Future.’
“A lean towards classic 80’s films. Inspired by the feeling music gives you” – Noctis Magazine
It features Thompson himself and other 80’s references including a dancer as Madonna wearing an 80’s inspired outfit, while another dancer performs as Michael Jackson dancing the iconic Moonwalk.
“Blackout Windows is probably the most in-your-face track on the record… unapologetically full of some of my favourite synth sounds and rhythms. When I made this record, I wanted to make a body of work that was influenced by the music and films I listened to and watched as a child. There are musical nods to people like Michael Jackson and Prince throughout the album, and each video is a subtle nod to a classic 80s movie.” – RJ Thompson
Thompson also released a lyric video for the track.
Add Thompson’s post about the ‘Blackout Windows’ lyric video post with specific info about the song from his Facebook page:
The album ‘Echo Chamber’ will be released worldwide on 17th November.
“One to watch” ‐ The Times
Thompson will soon begin his UK Tour in November and will perform with Jools Holland on the following dates. Book now to see him live:
29th November – City Hall, Newcastle
30th November – City Hall, Newcastle
1st December – SECC, Glasgow
21st December – International Centre, Harrogate
22nd December – First Direct Arena, Leeds