Glassell Park’s Triangle Motel stars in Børns’ music video

GLASSELL PARK – The opening shot of Børns’ new “Faded Heart” video should look familiar to those living in this neighborhood. It’s the Triangle Motel on Eagle Rock Boulevard, a longtime fixture Glassell Park.

It’s also the target of mixed reviews on Yelp, and the site of a gang-related shooting death in 1990.

But the place’s past seems be part of why it ended up in a video. The singer/songwriter Børns (aka Garrett Borns) told Vogue magazine that he’s been driving by there at night, fixating on the classic neon sign that pokes above the one-story motel.

“I loved the mystique of it, and I wanted to use it in something,” he told the magazine.

The rest of the video is a melange of quirkiness, seaminess, beach sunsets and skeleton puppets. So … yeah. The Triangle Motel is a good pick. See for yourself in the video below.


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