Monday, August 13, 2018

Music Video Monday: Aaron James

Posted By on Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 11:21 AM

Float into the workweek with Music Video Monday.
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Aaron James is back with a spectacular new video for his song "Kauri Woods".

"The song was conceived during my hibernation in Pennsylvania this past December," he says. "I woke up on a snowy morning to the sound of a bird chirping outside of my window. I found this to be very strange...because it was December. I felt like this bird had clearly lost its way and found itself on an unfamiliar path, separated from those who understand him. This is exactly how I felt while trying to write these songs while visiting home. I had realized how long I had been separated from my home, and away from those who truly understand me in ways that many other people don't."

The video, which takes James, Savannah Avery, and CJ Henry on a melancholy tour of Arkansas and Shelby Forest, is directed by Graham Uhelski of Mankind Films. It's a parade of simple but arresting images. "When we think loneliness, we think melancholy, or being in a darker place mentally and emotionally, but we often forget about the beauty that can come out of solitude," says James. "The video is a message to not dwell in your loneliness and to not spend time sulking and remaining stagnant in your path, but to instead use your solitude to become more self-aware, see the world and your surroundings through your own eyes, and learn more about yourself to understand better where you need to go to find fulfillment."


If you would like to see your music video on Music Video Monday, email cmccoy@memphisflyer.com

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