VALLEY MAKER – ” Instrument “

Posted: January 31, 2021 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Valley Maker has shared new single ‘Instrument’ – tune in now. The South Carolina singer songwriter produces work of incredible richness and nuance, matching indie rock tropes to elements of Americana.

Valley Maker  new album ‘When The Day Leaves’ is out on February 19th, and his new single ‘Instrument’ gives an indication of the riches in waiting. Valley Maker is the contemplative psych folk project of songwriter Austin Crane. Crane uses billowing, revelatory metaphors to narrate his own journey through cosmic mystery and the essential search for meaning.

Recalling Conor Oberst’s earlier work or even aspects of Elliot Smith, it’s a rainy rumination that carries within it a spark of optimism.  The track is lifted from his forthcoming release When the Day Leaves, which drops on February 19 via Frenchkiss Records. The video, filmed and directed by Joseph Kolean and Zach Gutierrez, incorporates film footage that Austin captured on a Super 8 camera in the North Carolina mountains. They collaborated on the clip for previous single “Mockingbird” and Austin notes, “through mixing mediums and blending human and natural worlds, we wanted the ‘Instrument’ video to visually be in conversation with what we created for ‘Mockingbird,’ and with the landscape of the album cover.”

A song about suffering and renewal, ‘Instrument’ is a tender portrait of perseverance, an ode to carrying on.

He comments…”I wrote ‘Instrument’ as a meditation on the challenges of persevering, of loving the world and other people, and of maintaining a hopeful vision for the future in these times we’re living through.”

“The uncertain future of our planet, with climate change and related natural disasters, always feels very present for me in these considerations. So the song and video reflect both upon anxieties and affections for our world; they explore what it means to remain a part of it all, to carry on amidst human and elemental uncertainty.”

“Instrument” is from Valley Maker’s new record, “When The Day Leaves“, out February 19th, 2021 on Frenchkiss Records.

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