Jimothy Lacoste is weird and wonderful
“I take the music seriously, I just don’t take myself seriously.”
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Jimothy Lacoste doesn't take himself too seriously. The 18-year-old artist makes subtle, sincere music that is both peculiar and enthralling. In the documentary Life is Getting Quite Exciting, he takes The FADER through a very specific and meticulous routine centered around health and preparedness. He splashes his face seven times, rinses in a cold shower in the morning, drinks four pints of water a day, and fasts for 24 hours on Tuesdays.

"It felt quite nice to know that people could see a part of my life, and see a bit more personality as well," Lacoste said of making the documentary with The FADER. "It was really amazing and I had lots of fun."

The documentary follows Lacoste through his life in North London, where his sincerity and oddities combined to deliver a compelling view into his life as a viral musician. He shares more about his work, his relationship with his mother, the highs and lows of performing, and what his relationships with his friends mean to him.

The video was directed by Will Robson-Scott and produce in partnership with Somesuch films. You can watch the full documentary above, and check some behind the scenes photos below.

A Film By: Will Robson-Scott
Director: Will Robson-Scott
Producer: Gloria Bowman
Executive Producer: Sarah Pearson
Executive Producer: Saskia Whinney
Director Of Photography: Deepa Keshvala
Editor: Paco Sweetman
2nd AC: Jonny Lewis
Sound Recordist: Calum Sample
Gaffer: Esteban Gimplewicz
Additional photography: Will Robson-Scott, Ollie Grove, Jonah West
Grade: Jack McGinty @ Time Based Arts
Sound Design: Pete Duffy
Fader Creative Director, Video: Scott Perry
Fader Executive Producer: Rob Semmer
Fader Senior Video Producer: Frances Capell
Fader Senior Video Production Manager: Madison LaClair
Runner / Driver: Emily Morus-Jones
Title Design: Halima Olalemi
Special thanks: Jack Murphy
Production Company: Somesuch & The FADER

Jimothy Lacoste is weird and wonderful Photo by Jonah West  
Jimothy Lacoste is weird and wonderful Photo by Will Robson-Scott  
Jimothy Lacoste is weird and wonderful Photo by Will Robson-Scott  
Jimothy Lacoste is weird and wonderful Photo by Jonah West  
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Jimothy Lacoste is weird and wonderful Photo by Will Robson-Scott  
Jimothy Lacoste is weird and wonderful Photo by Jonah West  
Jimothy Lacoste is weird and wonderful Photo by Jonah West  
Jimothy Lacoste is weird and wonderful Photo by Jonah West  
Jimothy Lacoste is weird and wonderful Photo by Jonah West  
Jimothy Lacoste is weird and wonderful Photo by Jonah West  
Jimothy Lacoste is weird and wonderful