South Carolina native Valley Maker reflects on recent experiences on the elegantly beautiful 'No One Is Missing'.
Valley Maker, otherwise known as Austin Crane, takes the time to consider the many thoughts everyone has in isolation, past journeys, the paths left untravelled, relationships, and of course, love and loss.
Explaining his latest release in his own words, Austin revealed the thought process behind both the song and the accompanying video.
“The video for ‘No One Is Missing’ was filmed on Edisto Island in South Carolina's low country by dustoftheground. It's a lush, isolated place. The beach where we filmed is only accessible at low tide and is full of dead trees. I felt like that tidal flow, combined with the generally surreal and outside-of-time quality of the landscape, provided a spatial and visual connection with where ‘No One Is Missing’ is coming from as a song."
"I wrote the track as a way of grappling with the partiality and temporality of how we connect with one another, I guess as an attempt to collect and reflect on recent experiences of loss, love, leaving, returning, missing, etc. On that theme, while recent months of social distancing have often felt isolating, I'm continually grateful for how music and the natural world can remind us we're not alone.”
Those who are lucky enough to listen to this song will no doubt find themselves transported to a world of blissful wonder, a gift that only naturally gifted artists can bestow upon audiences.
A delightfully dreamy indie rock creation, 'No One Is Missing' could effortlessly stand out on even the most elite easy listening playlist. The presence of long time collaborator Amy Godwin adds extra dimensions to the song, creating a contrast that compliments each participant perfectly.
'No One Is Missing' is taken from the upcoming album 'When The Day Leaves' and is set for release on February 19th via Frenchkiss Records. Listen and relax by clicking that play button below!
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