Every bit of that headline is true. In this simple, one-take footage, the Hawaiian-born, Minnesota-based singer-songwriter and the Shins’ frontman do a pretty duet on “Something About Your Love” from Jennings’s sixth full-length In The Ever. Please note the awesomely chill bearded guy, who is not Will Oldham, but who is sitting by the side, letting this tall glass of mellow wash over him like a warm breeze.
Why were they in Chile? Well, this is posted over at Mason’s Myspace:
I just got back from Patagonia and Austin. I was in Patagonia because Emmett Malloy invited me and James Mercer to come down and experience the awesomeness of it and work on some songs for a movie he and his cousin Chris are working on down there. It will come out next year and it is called 180 Degrees South. I will let the movie explain itself. It was an amazing adventure. Sleeping on glacial river banks, hiking into remote mountains, drinking from aqua lakes, and singing with Gauchos
around a fire each night with a wonderful group of friends. We had to take 4 flights and a 18 hour drive on dirt roads to get where we were. On our down time we also shot a video for my new record and James and I
recorded some stuff too. It was an incredible experience. I am grateful for this beautiful earth.
When Jennings does this song in front of an audience, sans Mercer, a lot of women whistle. Take note here. You can listen to the studio version, along with some other In The Ever tracks at Mason’s MySpace.
In The Ever is out now via Brushfire. Yes, Jack Johnson runs this label. Yes, after listening to that song and reading that note, this makes much sense.