July 7, 2023—Today, rising U.K.-based artist Jo Hill premieres the music video for her song “Glastonbury;” watch/share it HERE. Shot and directed by William Kennedy, the video features footage from Hill and her friends at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.
Of the video, Hill shares, “I wanted to create a video that captures the raw madness, happiness, trippiness and mystic vibes of the best festival in the world…Glastonbury. I’ve been going since I was 12 with my dad so it’s a very sacred space to me! I hope that this video brings a kind of smack-you-in-the-face summer vibe of festival joy and that you feel like a fly on the wall (or even better) that you feel like like you’re at Glasto with me and my pals, drinking Wilkins and loosing yourself in the healing fields or at the fire stage.”
The track is from Hill’s new EP, Cinematic Baby, which was released last month. The new music has already begun to receive early praise; Atwood Magazine raves, “[‘Off The 45‘ is] a seismic, cinematic reckoning channeled through some of the most searing music I’ve heard all year.” Listen to/share the project HERE.
“This EP reflects the ‘cinematic’ way in which I see the world I grew up in,” says Hill. “The West Country is an often-forgotten space. There’s not much going on there but it’s where I grew up. These stories feel extremely specific to me but are also a collective experience shared amongst young people growing up in the middle of nowhere. We must make our own excitement in order to find the extraordinary in the mundane.”
In addition, Hill is slated to play a select run of shows this summer in the U.K., including appearances at Secret Garden Party, Latitude Festival, Boardmasters Festival and more. Full tour routing can be found below.
Born in Cheddar, England, Hill’s introduction to music began while studying opera in Bristol, which was where she also started working for the refugee arts organization The Good Chance. Combining these two passions, Hill began teaching music in the Middle East while studying Anthropology and Arabic. When lockdown hit, she moved back to her hometown and worked on a strawberry farm, keeping positive and creative though her “Song In A Day” series on Instagram.
Hill self-released her debut EP, Down at The Res, in April 2022. The five-track project was written, recorded and produced in her bedroom, highlighting her DIY spirit. The EP’s lead track, “Honeymoon,” has since amassed over 2 million global streams.
JO HILL LIVE
July 22—Abbots Ripton, UK—Secret Garden Party
July 23—Suffolk, UK—Latitude Festival
July 29—Wadebridge, UK—Rock Oyster
August 5—Wiltshire, UK—Get On Festival
August 12—Cheddar, UK—Trotterfest
August 13—Watergate Bay, UK—Boardmasters Festival