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Jaye Jayle reveals the surreal and trippy new video for “Don’t Blame The Rain”, a song appearing on his upcoming record, Prisyn

On the newest Jaye Jayle album, Prisyn – out August 7th from Sargent House – Evan Patterson takes his boldest leap into unknown territories, capturing immediate moments in his ever-shifting surroundings with the most basic tool at his disposal: the GarageBand app on an iPhone. Having partnered with Ben Chisholm (White Horse, Revelator, Chelsea Wolfe) as collaborator and producer, the twosome created an electronic album from the fever dream blues of Jaye Jayle, completely unlike anything else. Composed while on a massive eleven-week stretch of touring, Patterson used his downtime to flesh out ideas on his phone. Consequently, Prisyn’s ten tracks are composites of various snapshots of Patterson’s three-month tour, with the music taking shape on one leg of the journey and the lyrical components coming from some other moment on the road. The expanded horizons provided by extensive touring also served as a point of contrast for Patterson’s comparatively conservative hometown of Louisville, which became the muse for his new single, “Don’t Blame the Rain.” The track sounds like a drug induced panic attack in an European discotheque, though the lyrics tackle Southern conservatism and Patterson’s efforts to rise above a culture he doesn’t believe in. Today, Jaye Jayle has premiered a music video for the album’s seminal track, directly by Greg Sheppard.

On “Don’t Blame the Rain”, whose music video you can watch below, Patterson comments: “Poetically and politically, this song is about being raised in a small town in Kentucky and the struggle to keep one’s head above the suffocating right-wing model. Those who are brought up in a southern culture mentality rarely escape the oppressive grip. To see through the mask of surrounding influence is no simple task. This song is for those that had the wit to emerge themselves from the sandpits of western civilisation’s inhumane past”. In addition to the single release, stems for “Don’t Blame the Rain” are available to remix now on Isolate/Create – an interactive platform spearheaded by Sargent House label mates The Armed, which is a free resource providing creatives with digital assets to spark creativity and inspire digital collaboration, all while practicing responsible social distancing and helping flatten the curve during the Covid-19 crisis.

Prisyn is available for pre-order here. Look out for the album on August 7th from Sargent House, and stay tuned for more music to surface soon.


Photo credit: A.F. Cortes

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