Jonathan Bree’s third album ‘Sleepwalking’ is released May 11 2018 on his own NZ based Lil’ Chief Records and features break out hit ‘You’re So Cool’ - it’s masked music video was named Time Out New York’s music video of the year for 2017.
‘Sleepwalking’ has a heavy orchestrated element featuring real string players, horns, celeste and soprano vocals. Jonathan’s arrangements draw distinct influence from orchestral pop of a bygone era (think Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra), but many of the songs dip in and out of the avant-garde in a way that is also distinctly modern.
Jonathan Bree is a composer, producer, songwriter and singer from Auckland New Zealand. When he is not producing and performing with Princess Chelsea, running his indie label Lil’ Chief Records (15 years of bedroom pop and 50 releases strong), or directing his own masked music videos - he is driving himself mad by trying to achieve Brian Wilson levels of sonic bliss in his West Auckland home studio.
Until recently a fairly well kept New Zealand secret, Jonathan’s music has infiltrated the laptop speakers of millions of listeners around the world thanks to break out hit ‘You’re So Cool’.