Johnny Labelle is an experimental pop artist and producer born and based in Athens, Greece.
His debut LP “Cold Fruit” released independently in 2019 and co-produced with filmmaker Aaron Khandros, which featured cross-disciplines collaborations - Berlin-based pop artist Magic Island, poet Rae Armantrout, filmmakers Martha Colburn, Zachary Epcar, and Karissa Hahn to name a few.
Over the past two years, he has shared the bill with Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Magic Island and
Discovery Zone and has performed in Greece and Europe.
In 2020 he’s back with his sophomore album, “XVIII”. The Athenian singer-songwriter dives into the world of a forgotten dream in search of lost meanings and forms. With the 9 tracks of the album, he brings back to the surface what was salvaged from oblivion along with its resignified interpretations.
The tracks, originally recorded as demos in mid-2019, were completed together with producer Vasilis Dokakis in 2020. The result of this collaboration is an alloy of electronic pop and ambient with dark elements, based on lethargic synthesizers, cinematic strings and Labelle’s baritone crooning vocals that give a familiar and at the same time uncanny sense of pop standards of a previous century.
Out on LP and Digital album via Inner Ear.