Way back in January, long before we named the thoughtful and adventurous Leeds indie quartet Adult Jazz a Band To Watch, we premiered their tremendous single “Am Gone,” the song that made us fall in love with them in the first place. Nine months later, having basked in the glow of debut full-length Gist Is, we now present the “Am Gone” video. Directed by Samuel Travis, it stars London artist/musician Suren Seneviratne (AKA My Panda Shall Fly) as a Christlike figure wandering the wilderness in gallows. As with Adult Jazz’s music, there are a lot of ideas flying around behind the striking aesthetic. As Travis explains, “The video plays out some of the ideas about self-restraint and spirituality that ‘Am Gone’ throws up lyrically, but in a very physical and immediate way. The central character changes from a figure to be pitied for his unfortunate circumstances to an almost menacing presence who is very much in control of their situation.” Intriguing! Watch below.
Gist Is is out now on Spare Thought. Buy it at Bandcamp, and check out Adult Jazz at CMJ Music Marathon in New York next week:
10/22 New York, NY @ Pianos (Crack In The Road Showcase)
10/23 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC (Rough Trade Showcase)
10/24 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC (Day Party)
10/25 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl (Windish Agency Showcase)