If you enjoy bright colors and electronic music, Utah indie band Eminent Sol will premiere an 80s-style music video for their new single next week at the South City Campus — a video with ties to Salt Lake Community College.
The premiere for “Decade” will be held Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. in the South City Campus multipurpose room. The band will also perform a live set at the premiere, showcasing their electro-pop style. The event is free and open to the public.
“The biggest thing we hope for, is to have fun!” says Eminent Sol singer-songwriter Jimm Kjelgaard.
The music video “Decade” delves into the dramatics and yearning for the time when “Miami Vice” ruled prime time and Ronald Reagan was president. The project marks the monumental release of Eminent Sol’s first music video, and also the first music video produced by the SLCC media clubs.
“We had so much fun filming it,” says Kjelgaard. “We have no ego, and are happy to share the stage with just about anybody.”
Club Resonance mastered the music and sound while assuring top quality, while SLCC FLIX and the CAM Production Club focused on the production and filming of the video.
“It’s exciting to be able to share this special moment with them,” says Kjelgaard. “So Eminent Sol wants to use this event as a way to say thank you to these wonderful people.”
The public is invited to dress in their best formal 80s attire and help set the ambiance. There will be light refreshments served at the premiere.
Eminent Sol is a traditional synth-pop band that started in Bountiful, Utah in 2011. Synthesizers are played by Jimm Kjelgaard and Bret Peterson, who also plays the rhythm guitar and performs vocals. Bob Kjelgaard plays lead guitar and vocals, Mike Fewkes plays bass guitar and Roger Stokes on backup vocals.