Jewel performing with Glass Candy in 2006
|Birth name||John David Padgett|
|Also known as||John David V|
|Born||May 31, 1974|
Houston, Texas, U.S.
|Origin||Portland, Oregon, U.S.|
|Labels||Italians Do It Better|
Johnny Jewel (born John David Padgett; May 31, 1974) is an American record producer, composer, and visual artist. He is a multi-instrumentalist who is known for using all-analog equipment. He has been recording and releasing records since the mid-1990s.
Jewel owns and operates his own record label called Italians Do It Better. He is a member of multiple bands on the label, including Glass Candy (along with vocalist Ida No), Chromatics (along with Ruth Radelet, Adam Miller and Nat Walker), Desire (with Megan Louise and Nat Walker), and Symmetry (with Nat Walker). Jewel also occasionally collaborates with artists Farah, Mirage, Twisted Wires and Appaloosa.
Jewel composed music for the films Bronson (2008) and Drive (2011), as well as the A&E crime drama series Those Who Kill (2014). He also scored actor Ryan Gosling's 2015 directorial debut, Lost River, and Fien Troch's 2016 film Home, for which he won the Georges Delerue Award. Along with Chromatics, his works have appeared in David Lynch's series Twin Peaks: The Return, specifically the songs "Windswept", "The Flame" and "Slow Dreams".
As a solo musician:
- The Other Side of Midnight (2014, Italians Do It Better)
- Windswept (2017, Italians Do It Better)
- Digital Rain (2018, Italians Do It Better)
- Vapor (2018, Italians Do It Better)
- Themes for Television (2018, Italians Do It Better)
- Lost River (2015, Italians Do It Better)
- A Beautiful Now (2016, Italians Do It Better)
- Home (2016, Italians Do It Better)
- Don't Come Back from the Moon (2017, Italians Do It Better)
- The Hacker (2016, Italians Do It Better)
- The Key (2016, Italians Do It Better)
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- Johnny Jewel Talks About His Upcoming Film Projects, Including Ryan Gosling's Directorial Debut | News | Pitchfork
- Johnny Jewel Talks Symmetry, Drive Music, Glass Candy and Chromatics LPs | News | Pitchfork
- Johnny Jewel's synths were dropped from Drive but make perfect Symmetry | Music | The Guardian
- Johnny Jewel Reissues 'The Messenger,' Channels '80s in 'The Hunt' Video | SPIN | Videos
- Johnny Jewel Talks About the Fifth Anniversary of 'Drive' | Vehlinggo
- Italians Do It Better website
- Johnny Jewel at AllMusic
- Johnny Jewel on IMDb
- Johnny Jewel on SoundCloud