Video: Phill Reynolds “This Isn’t Me”

Phill Reynolds
Photo Credit: Marco Zanin

Phill Reynolds rides the rails to redemption in the music video for ‘This Isn’t Me’, the lead track from his concept album ‘A Ride’.  The Italian songsmith gathered together his impressions of the United States during a tour in 2015 and poured those stories into a full album recorded at an all-analog studio near Milan.  The video finds Reynolds in an old train rolling through memories. The song builds slowly to a rousing chorus as the story unfolds. The video was made using experimental green screen techniques by the students of Diskos in Schio Italy, under the precious guidance of director Corrado Ceron.

According to Phill Reynolds, ‘This Isn’t Me’ is “a journey into the distorted mind of a fugitive, an intermittent dialogue with a ghost woman, a spiral of nightmares and memories that cling to his own guilt, guilt like a wagon in a crazy rush towards the unknown, towards a light of redemption constantly in the distance“.

Reynolds played most of the instruments on the album himself.  His dedication to folk music is heard not only in his plaintive vocals but in the deft fingerpicking that launches ‘This Isn’t Me’.   His long time collaborator Bruno Barcella co-produced.

‘A Ride’ is available now from Bronson Recordings.

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Ed Donnelly is a multi-instrumentalist, recording engineer and record producer from Los Angeles. He has worked with Willie Nelson, Crowded House, Marc Cohn, Jools Holland, Matchbox Twenty, The Cult, BoyHaunt, Gladys Knight, Trent Summar and The West Coast Mob, Smashing Pumpkins, Del McCoury, OK Go, Exodus, Molly Leach, Tom Morello, O.A.R., Madness, The Crystal Method, DrunkHungry, Deadmau5, Zac Brown, CrysP Tyger, Bighead Todd and the Monsters, Jake Shimabukuro, Barenaked Ladies, Tsar, Killola and more. Donnelly regularly performs with Nathan Jacques as well as Little Silver Hearts and records with GhostsDream. Little known fact: He previously held Top Secret Security Clearance with the U.S. Department of State and Q Clearance from the Department of Energy. He currently runs The Barber’s Basement Recording Studio in Highland Park and is a partner in The Atmos at Lemontree Studio.

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