Jaye Jayle: No Trail

Following the release of possibly the most excellent dark Americana album this year has to offer, Jaye Jayle once more collaborate with filmmaker and graphic artist, Gardenback, for an immersive and deeply engaging short film.

About the video Gardenback states: "For our third collaboration, Evan and I wanted to weave together the stories of four characters, all journeying to meet each other at a beautiful empty beach. Each character would make up an individual part of Evan's persona, performing a ritual at the end of the film which converges them. We filmed across a beach near Dungeness, a flat, almost desert like part of England which houses a gigantic power station. I decided on the location before we fully fleshed out the idea, so there was a lot of inspiration to take from the landscapes. Derek Jarman, an incredible film-maker once lived in a cottage out by the power station, his films have an amazing magical realism that I think we reference in the film."

Jaye Jayle's own, Evan Patterson offers more insight about the film's aforementioned characters:

•The Drifter just can't stay put. Traveling for unknown reasons, only intending to keep on-the-move, and all that crosses the path... an offering or assistance or helpful hand to the best of ability. An assurance in life and existences in the unknown.

•The Future is the hope, that maybe had lost a little hope along the way. Listening, learning, and shadowing The Drifter along a portion of his journey. Only to use this time as education for the future.

•The Present is living in fear and confusion. Searching for answers, security, and a sense of power. Somewhat lost in hopelessness, yet will never give in for less than deserved.

•The Past is the option of faith and hope through religion. Which is always there, but not necessarily the route which works for everyone. The Present listens, learns, and respects The Past, yet goes it's own way to achieve clarity.

All meeting at the edge of the world. Faced with the individuals and the paths they have created to lead to each other.

Evan continues: "These are all the thoughts and dreams dancing around in my head. It brings me an immeasurable amount of joy and is an honour to work Ethan and the actors to create a visual representation to accompany this musical piece. I am The Pathfinder. No Trail is about the obsession of the never-ending search for clarity."

Check out our recent interview with Evan Patterson.

Jaye Jayle -- on tour:
October 6 Lille, FR @ Aeronef +
October 7 Colmar, FR @ Grillen +
October 9 Bermeo, ES @ Beleza Malandra Ateneo Kulturala +
October 10 Oviedo, ES @ Lata de Zinc +
October 11 Porto, PT @ Passos Emanuel +
October 12 Lisbon, PT @ Music Box +
October 13 Madrid, ES @ Changó +
October 16 Marseille, FR @ Le Molotov +
October 17 Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik +
October 18 Leipzig, DE @ UT Connewitz +
October 19 Prague, CZ @ Klub 007 +
October 20 Köln, DE @ Gebaude 9 +
October 21 München, DE @ Milla +
October 23 Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu +
October 24 Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang +
October 25 Malmo, SE @ Plan B +
October 26 Oslo, NO @ BLÄ +
October 27 Stockholm, SE @ Strindbergs Intima +
October 28 Gothenborg, SE @ Skjul Fyra Sex/Skjulet +
October 29 Copenhagen, DK @ Hotel Cecil +
October 31 Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown +
November 1 Groningen, NL @ Vera +
November 2 Paris, FR @ Petit Bain +
November 3 Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen +
November 4 Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade +
November 6 Glasgow, UK @ Stereo +
November 7 Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny +
November 8 London, UK @ Oslo +
November 10  Antwerp, BEL @ Trix +
November 30 Nashville, TN @ The High Watt +
December 1 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn +
December 3 Dallas, TX @ Double Wide +
December 4 Austin, TX @ Barracuda +
December 6 Albuquerque, NM @ Sister +
December 7 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar +
December 9 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo +
December 10 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop +
December 12 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios +
December 13 Seattle, WA @ Barboza +
December 15 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court +
December 16 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake +
December 17 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room +

+ w/ Emma Ruth Rundle

Photo by Kristin Cofer

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