Mason Jennings’ 2011 album Minnesota may have put him on the map, but for follow up Always Been, he didn’t feel pressured to rush into another album. Jennings took refuge in a rural cabin during Minnesota’s frigid winter and wrote over 30 songs, recording them to cassette tape and emerging with a multitude of material to craft Always Been into a cohesive work. The album was released in November, and now Jennings follows up with a video for the opening track, “Lonely Street.”
“Lonely Street is the first song on my new album Always Been. Its theme is joy and opening to new worlds and experiences,” said Jennings. “I think the video captures that essence in a great playful way.”
The video was directed by Stephanie Erlandson and Aaron Evans, who completed the video for their final project at Bethany Lutheran College.They used four layers for glass suspended in space for the paper stop-motion video, layering two-dimensional elements in a 3-dimensional space.
Watch Jennings’ video for “Lonely Street” in the player below.