It was only last month that we covered a single of the same name by Sydney singer songwriter Nick Pes.
Paul Conrad is also a Sydney singer songwriter and he’s also dropped a single about the Golden State and has contributed a video to boot.
Of the video, Paul says, “it was ideally designed to exhibit the dichotomous manifestations of circumstances conducive to the upper echelons of societal constructs whereby money, beauty and good fortune waver and acquiesce in the face of insecurity, inner torment & the evil that resides within all of us.” Of course.
Whereas Nick’s ‘California’ celebrated the sun-drenched beaches and blue skies, Paul’s ‘California’ is one in which the excesses can become all-consuming and one can lose all trace of reality.
A little bleaker, of course. But a great song and clip nonetheless.