About the video the director Ethan / Gardenback remarks, “For our third collaboration, Evan and I wanted to weave together the stories of 4 characters, all journeying to meet each other at a beautiful empty beach. Each character would make up an individual part of Evan’s persona, performing a ritual at the end of the film which converges them. We filmed across a beach near Dungeness, a flat, almost desert like part of England which houses a gigantic power station. I decided on the location before we fully fleshed out the idea, so there was a lot of inspiration to take from the landscapes. Derek Jarman, an incredible film-maker once lived in a cottage out by the power station, his films have an amazing magical realism that I think we reference in the film.”
Evan from Jaye Jayle goes into more detail about the characters in the short film:
•The Drifter just can’t stay put. Traveling for unknown reasons, only intending to keep on-the-move, and all that crosses the path… an offering or assistance or helpful hand to the best of ability. An assurance in life and existences in the unknown.
•The Future is the hope, that maybe had lost a little hope along the way. Listening, learning, and shadowing The Drifter along a portion of his journey. Only to use this time as education for the future.
•The Present is living in fear and confusion. Searching for answers, security, and a sense of power. Somewhat lost in hopelessness, yet will never give in for less than deserved.
•The Past is the option of faith and hope through religion. Which is always there, but not necessarily the route which works for everyone. The Present listens, learns, and respects The Past, yet goes it’s own way to achieve clarity.
All meeting at the edge of the world. Faced with the individuals and the paths they have created to lead to each other.
Evan continues “these are all the thoughts and dreams dancing around in my head. It brings me an immeasurable amount of joy and is an honour to work Ethan and the actors to create a visual representation to accompany this musical piece. I am The Pathfinder. No Trail is about the obsession of the never-ending search for clarity.”
Jaye Jayle live dates with Emma Ruth Rundle:
October 6 Lille, FR @ Aeronef
October 7 Colmar, FR @ Grillen
October 9 Bermeo, ES @ Beleza Malandra Ateneo Kulturala
October 10 Oviedo, ES @ Lata de Zinc
October 11 Porto, PT @ Passos Emanuel
October 12 Lisbon, PT @ Music Box
October 13 Madrid, ES @ Changó
October 16 Marseille, FR @ Le Molotov
October 17 Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik
October 18 Leipzig, DE @ UT Connewitz
October 19 Prague, CZ @ Klub 007
October 20 Köln, DE @ Gebaude 9
October 21 München, DE @ Milla
October 23 Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu
October 24 Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
October 25 Malmo, SE @ Plan B
October 26 Oslo, NO @ BLÄ
October 27 Stockholm, SE @ Strindbergs Intima
October 28 Gothenborg, SE @ Skjul Fyra Sex/Skjulet
October 29 Copenhagen, DK @ Hotel Cecil
October 31 Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown
November 1 Groningen, NL @ Vera
November 2 Paris, FR @ Petit Bain
November 3 Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
November 4 Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade
November 6 Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
November 7 Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny
November 8 London, UK @ Oslo
November 10 Antwerp, BE @ Trix