BUZZY LEE SHARES “COOLHAND” VIDEO
DEBUT EP FACEPAINT PRODUCED BY NICOLAS JAAR OUT APRIL 27 ON FUTURE CLASSIC
Photo credit: Brantley Gutierrez
Buzzy Lee, the dark pop persona of LA’s Sasha Spielberg, released her Nicolas Jaar-produced debut single “Coolhand” last month to immediate acclaim — the track premiered on Stereogum and was hailed as “a slinky, dream pop gem” by Gorilla vs. Bear; Lorde added it to her Homemade Dynamite Spotify playlist; and the song charted at #10 on Australia’s Spotify Viral Charts and #3 on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, who raved, “‘Coolhand’ is a savvy, indie-tronic pop gem, and Sasha’s vocals shine over a pleasantly hazy ambiance.”
Today, Buzzy Lee shared the “Coolhand” video, which was directed by Stefan Weinberger and stars Spielberg and the veteran ballet dancer Jennifer Nairn-Smith as her antagonist.
In an interview with i-D, Buzzy Lee says of her new music, “I’m printing my diary right now. It’s like I’m xeroxing my diary, and throwing every piece of paper out into the world.”
Buzzy Lee’s debut EP Facepaint was produced by Nicolas Jaar and is out April 27 on Future Classic; it is available for pre-order now.
Buzzy Lee will play Zebulon in Los Angeles on April 9 with Joachim Cooder.