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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.

Son of Cloud (the moniker of Jonathan Seale)new video, “How To Love You Today,” from his self-titled debut album.

“Learning how to love someone well is always harder than you expect,” Seale explains. “I thought I finished writing this song three years ago but this month I realized that I'll never be able to stop writing it. For me, truly loving someone has meant learning how to change and adapt my love as my partner changes and grows.”

Born in the flatlands of Texas and raised in the jungles of South America, Seale was dubbed "Son of Cloud" as a child, by the Yukpa indigenous tribe of Venezuela, at a time when he was struggling to understand his identity. “My parents were medical volunteers in the jungles on the Venezuelan/Columbian border, so death, disease, poverty, colonialism, and imperialism were all realities that I grappled with on a daily basis. Moving to the United States as a teenager was destabilizing but the two things that saved me from being consumed by bitterness were my family and the discovery of American music. This album is a tribute to both of those things. Over the past 10 years, I’ve squirreled these songs away like journal entries between projects produced for other artists, knowing that one day I would share them. This year, for the first time, I’m embracing the name that I was given and sharing this music with the world.”

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