- Liz Publika
Music Review: "Let It All Krumble" Single & Music Video by Lyndol Descant
Imagine my surprise when I was given the opportunity to review “Let It All Krumble,” the feel-good single by Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Lyndon Descant, and realized that the accompanying music video was shot by none other than Eric Norcross, a filmmaker whose work I am very familiar with and have previously reviewed. What can I say? It’s a small world after all.
But, first things first. Lyndol Descant wears many hats. After studying jazz piano and composition in Paris from 2006 to 2010, she has played and taught music full time in NYC. And, as a composer and pianist with a “unique and uplifting musical style,” her music catalogue “reflects great depths of love and wisdom” that stems from her interest in philosophy.
Aside from Descant’s unusual, surprising, and very melodic vocals, she chose to sing about something most creatives struggle with at one point or another: putting out authentic art in a highly profit-driven industry. “I wrote this song 8 years ago; my first year in Brooklyn. I was hustling hard, renting a room and barely making rent,” shares the songwriter.
Despite that, she “was songwriting like crazy,” while performing weekly and teaching music. “I was so just so thankful for the experience. I really did feel a whole new level of joy and peace on the inside,” she explains. “This type of invulnerability can get you through the tough times, so I wanted to share it at a time when so many are facing tremendous obstacles in their lives."
It’s hard to deny that the struggle is real. And Eric Norcross is someone who can attest to that, having personally experienced the toll the grind can take. Musing on Descant’s lyrics, Norcross crafted the artistic direction for “Let It All Krumble,” casting comedian/actor/wrestler Lawson Leong in the lead, and recruiting the help of singer-songwriter/actress/ choreographer Erel Pilo.
The video also features “behind the scenes benefactor” John Chiro as well as Lyndon Descant as both herself and dancer #2. The work was filmed on Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal, it features a dejected artist after receiving another rejection letter from (presumably) a gallery, as he decides to get rid of his work. His art is found by the singer, who likes it and decides to return it.
Check out more from the talented artist on Facebook, Instagram and her official website. Plus, listen to the track on Bandcamp or Spotify. And watch out for more music videos on her official Youtube channel.
Note* Album provided for objective review by our partners.