Marilyn Monroe eat your heart out. Up and coming LA-based artist Joon Glume is giving us dreamy old Hollywood vibes. Having caught the creative bug from an early age through child acting and beginning music in her teens, Joon Glume’s debut EP “Satisfied” is a trip to the melancholic paradise of your hazy valium dreams.
Joon Glume on “Satisfied”:
I recorded the album with Blake Sennett (Rilo Kiley, The Elected) at his house in Echo Park and am finally setting it free into the world. The music video for “Satisfied” was pretty fun to make, I had a party downtown and wasn’t sure who would show but we ended up getting a lot of great people in it. I asked Dorian Electra to play my husband whom I was calling “Karl Kingpin” and they were so kind and very method. The song is sort of about the joys of disillusionment and the video portrays that with a bit of personal narrative and a bit of satire.
Get to know Joon in our Q&A below.
How would you describe your sound?
Marilyn Monroe in a tropical depression.
What influences you as an artist?
Love, loss and just the right imbalance of chemicals in my mind to shake up any monotony.
Your EP is titled “Satisfied”. What are 3 things that give you satisfaction?
Good sex, old movies and french fries.
Are there any artists that you would like to collaborate with?
Rufus Wainwright loves Judy as much as I do, so that could be fun.
Can you tell us more about Dorian Electra’s involvement in your video for “Satisfied” as ‘Karl Kingpin’?
I ran into Dorian in LA when I was thinking of the concept for the video and I realized they were perfect for the character I had in mind so I reached out and they brought Mood Killer and Weston and it turned out great. They even had to pass off fake glitter drugs in front of real cops and didn’t break character. Total pros.
The video also features a lot of LA-based queer artists, what was the importance of their involvement in this clip for you?
I wanted the video to feel authentic to my reality. I had been spending a lot of time at a friend’s loft downtown who had parties with such a beautiful rotating cast of people. I invited them to be in the video and then invited people I admired online as well. I guess I just wanted the video to feel like my actual world.
Now that your EP is out what’s next for Joon Glume?
I will keep making music as long as it will have me.
Photographer: Ryan McBride @wesufferforfashion