Published Jan 12, 2016As previously reported, long-running Pacific Northwest singer-songwriter Damien Jurado will soon complete a trilogy of albums with the release of Visions of Us on the Land. Ahead of its arrival, he's just shared a new video for "Exit 353."
The clip was directed by Elise Tyler, and it's a brooding robbery short that perfectly captures the dreary greyness of Washington State. Speaking to Spin, Tyler shared the following statement about her video:
Damien has a strong history of cinematic music videos, so I felt very free to explore narrative and image with "Exit 353." I was inspired by the haunting landscapes of the Pacific Northwest; it is a perfect backdrop for Damien's music, which clearly originates from the towering pine trees, dense fog, and winding hills of the region. We explored the area and created a world where two seemingly vulnerable young women are more powerful than one may think. In my mind, Damien is on the verge of leaving this world and disappearing into anonymity. He is pulled back momentarily by these young women who perhaps need his help — but he quickly realized that he should have never been seduced back into society, that he was and is alone among men.
Watch the video for "Exit 353" below. Visions of Us on the Land will arrive on March 18 via Secretly Canadian.