S.J. Armstrong – ‘Some Restful Day’

SJ Armstrong he has a degree in political science, but chose to follow a different path when he chose instead to pursue music. The twenty three year old singer grew up in Los Angeles, and found music has always been a part of him. He started writing music at the age of 19 with the idea of becoming a jazz guitar player, but after a country phase (as “The Mysterious Mr Shoe”), he found his way to rock.



SJ isn’t a fan of over-production and so he uses the demos of his songs for the official release, giving a human touch to his tracks. SJ shot the video for his latest track, ‘Some Restful Day’ by himself, and takes a look behind the lyrics and message of the song. Taking shots of birds, staircases, signs, parking lots, and satellites, in order to add hidden messages, and opens with strategic low-angle scenes of LA to highlight the idea of being small, and insignifcant. Scenes like Mel’s Diner on the corner of Hollywood and Highland; the distant view of City Hall in Downtown LA; The Orpheum Theatre in LA’s historic Broadway; and views of rooftop carparks in the fashion district all come together to present a dreamlike setting. During SJs final semester of college he kept dreaming about a girl in a movie theatre, but he could never find her, instead waking up in the middle of his search. ‘Some Restful Day’ is the dream written down, and has been recordded as a demo. The song and visuals combine as one striking artpiece.

Find out more about SJ Armstrong on his Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.

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Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

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