“Instrument” By Valley Maker

"Instrument" by Valley Maker is Northern Transmissions Video of the Day. The track is off his forthcoming LP The Day Leaves out February 19th
"Instrument" by Valley Maker

Valley Maker, AKA: Austin Crane has released a new video for “Instrument.” The track is lifted from his forthcoming release When the Day Leaves, which drops on February 19 via Frenchkiss Records. The video, filmed and directed by Joseph Kolean and Zach Gutierrez, incorporates film footage that Austin captured on a Super 8 camera in the North Carolina mountains. They collaborated on the clip for previous single “Mockingbird” and Austin notes, “through mixing mediums and blending human and natural worlds, we wanted the ‘Instrument’ video to visually be in conversation with what we created for ‘Mockingbird,’ and with the landscape of the album cover.” He continues, “I wrote ‘Instrument’ as a meditation on the challenges of persevering, of loving the world and other people, and of maintaining a hopeful vision for the future in these times we’re living through. The uncertain future of our planet, with climate change and related natural disasters, always feels very present for me in these considerations. So the song and video reflect both upon anxieties and affections for our world; they explore what it means to remain a part of it all, to carry on amidst human and elemental uncertainty.” Watch the video for “Instrument” here:

Valley Maker
When The Day Leaves
track listing
Frenchkiss Records

1. Branch I Bend
2. No One Is Missing
3. Pine Trees
4. Instrument
5. Mockingbird
6. Aberration
7. Voice Inside The Well
8. On A Revelation
9. Freedom
10. Line Erasing
11. When The Day Leaves

Pre-order When The Day Leaves HERE