Caught Live: St Vincent Plays 'Masseduction' At Coachella 2018

Caught Live: St Vincent Plays 'Masseduction' At Coachella 2018

Monday 16th April, 2018 12:50PM

US alt-pop icon St. Vincent was one of the many extraordinary artists to grace the stage at mega-festival Coachella over the weekend, with an ornate show in support of her acclaimed latest album Masseduction. A notable aspect of her Friday performance was just how similar in style it was to the visual aesthetic showcased in Auckland pop-sophisticate Jonathan Bree's recent high profile music videos. Has creative tomfoolery taken place or is this a crazy coincidence? Check out the footage of St. Vincent's rendition of the title track to her latest album, and watch Jonathan Bree's acclaimed video for 'Say You Love Me Too' below. Bree's regular collaborator Princess Chelsea shared a statement via Facebook about the impossible-to-ignore similarities...

"...I have no beef with St Vincent - but this has really disappointed me. Anyone who is familiar with Jonathan Bree and his music career which has spanned close to 2 decades in New Zealand will see clear similarities (far too clear) with his very particular visual aesthetic he has been developing since 2015 with the release of his music video for 'Weird Hardcore'... Jonathan is about to go on tour in Europe with his amazing masked band in August - but woke up this morning to see pictures of a much more established artist on a major label blatantly ripping off his aesthetic on stage at the biggest music festival in the world. Am I over-reacting because I just think this really SUX. As independent artists our ideas are PRECIOUS. There is a difference between drawing inspiration from someones's idea and blatantly ripping it off. Jonathan's visual aesthetic is his visual art, it goes hand in hand with his music and is much his intellectual property as the music he writes."


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