Modern Love Child (the pseudonym of Jonny Shane) new single and video, “Just For Kids”.
“This song was inspired when I drove along the coast from San Francisco to Los Angeles. At the time I was just starting to fall in love with a girl,” Shane says. “The feeling I had in my stomach of nerves and excitement was the same feeling I had when I had crushes on girls when I was a little kid, hence the line, ‘falling in love ain’t just for kids.’”
The video also emulates real life. “When I was young, the ‘new’ girl from Texas moved in next door, so to get her attention I went to the edge of my driveway and played my trumpet to get her to notice me,” he explains. “I played loud enough, so it worked! I progressed to songs on my guitar and am still doing that type of thing.”
Since 2012, Shane has been engrossed in his own flavor of Venice, CA living: “Surf when you want to, work a shitty job when you have to, make music all night.” His first band, Blue Blazer, became a local favorite up and down the Sunset Strip before disbanding in 2015. As Shane began exploring a more direct, autobiographical way of writing, Modern Love Child was born. The following year, he headed to London and inked his first record deal with Believe.