Feature: Breaking the Ice with Jazzboy

Monday, May 4, 2020
Photo by Louise Desnos 

Parisian avant-pop auteur Jazzboy recently announced his 10-track double-EP Jazzapocalypse, which will be out in the world on June 5th. He has also unveiled a preview of what's to come with the video for his latest single and the EP's title track. On the self-directed video, he said, "The idea for the video was to illustrate the feeling of an inner-apocalypse, in a fantasylike, Shakespearian fashion. It’s the violent tale of a dying butterfly witnessing the birth of a brand new one. It’s about metamorphosis, cycles of love, death and rebirth." To celebrate the video and his upcoming release, he took some time out of his day to answer some quick-fire questions for us.

What have you been up to today?

Tried to put a set of electric guitar strings on my old nylon acoustic guitar, which seemed to work.

Last song you listened to?

An unreleased banger from my best friend Demon V

Best gift you've ever received?

My first electric guitar, because it was my little door to enter the world of music.

Best book you've read?

Sexy by Joyce Carol Oates

Last tv show you binge-watched?

I kind of stopped watching tv shows a few years ago so I can't really remember, probably Breaking Bad or The Sopranos.

What's your 'perfect day' involve?

My girlfriend and my friends, music, movies, skateboarding, cooking, boxing, partying, sleeping......

What kind of secret society would you start?

A non-violent one

Favourite dinosaur?


Last Youtube video you watched?

A video about the accident that happened in Villeneuve-la-Garenne involving the police and a young man on a bike, that broke his leg.

Have you ever texted the wrong person?


Last dream that you can remember?

I was playing a show, but it was weird.

Favourite hiding spot?

La Creuse.

Favourite music video?

"The Picture" by my twin brother Ryder The Eagle.

What ice cream flavour would you invent?

Ultra Vanilla

What planet would you move to?

I wanna stay on earth and save it :'(

Favourite soundtrack?

It's a hard one... Maybe Aguirre, the Wrath of God by Popol Vuh. And more recently, absolutely loved Mica Levi's soundtrack to Monos.

Title of your future memoir?

Ahaha I wouldn't write that.

Dream place to play a show?

Any snowy place.

Check out 'Jazzapocalypse' below:

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