The enigmatic blues alt noir guitarist and singer John J Presley has unveiled the stunning cinematic video for his new single True Love Waits, the first song lifted from his forthcoming debut album.
Directed by Annick Wolfers and set within in a remote woodland outhouse, the pulsing visuals see Presley’s figure armed with nothing but his down-tuned, feedback-heavy guitar.
Speaking of True Love Waits, John said, "Is one of those moments. One where you give the whole of you. You let the tranquil breeze take you. The inhibitions are well and truly gone. I didn’t think about this song, it just came through me. It’s where I’d like to be all the time. I recorded it as I wrote it. First take."
With notable influences ranging from the likes of John Coltrane to The Kills, and Nick Cave to PJ Harvey, Presley’s roots are firmly planted in the blues genre. His own genre-bending sound forms a hybrid of rock, electric blues and classic songwriting, which bears some resemblance to Jack White and Mark Lanegan.
John J Presley's captivating persona that has won a wide range of support across the board, from broadsheets to national radio.
Organic and instinctive, the smooth rustic approach to recording fits Presley’s style. This trademark style has put his skills in high demand, seeing him play as part of Duke Garwood's live band, alongside performing on guitar duties for the live show surrounding Ed Harcourt's latest release.