Blair Jollands returns with free track ‘My Way Home’ a crumpled soul shuffle taken from his third, yet to be named album, due for release this Summer via glowb Records. He wrote a little explanation of his new video here:
“‘My Way Home’ was not the track I thought would be introducing my next LP. Sometimes you write a song and you think that it’s going to be the killer track opening the record but songs have a way of tearing away from their writers as soon as they’ve been born. Like children, they have a silent, independent force, an ideal of what they’re going to do or in the case of a song, sound like, and how they are going to be produced. If you’re not in sync with that then it could turn out a real turkey. It’s out of your hands basically.
So, My Way Home was born, a simple song with little more in it than a guitar riff and some piano accompanying the vocal and no ambition, just a cool sound. I recorded the acoustic guitar part in Spain in a house in Mojacar, Andalucia, brought it back to London, recorded the piano at my place in Leytonstone and then brought it all together at my studio on Brick Lane. The Rhythm track is built from Marching soldiers and some trance kick drum with electronic bass so it has old and new flavours married together. It wasn’t until I whistled over it that I really started to get excited. I’m a fan of Ennio Morricone so whistling ok with me!
The video is an abstract bunch of shots that I filmed around the world. I travel a bit and always take an HD SLR with me documenting stuff and adding footage I can use for films like this one. Locations featured in the ‘My Way Home’ vid are Raglan and Pakiri beach in New Zealand, Langkawi Island, Malaysia and Dungeness, UK. I wanted to portray the feeling of surrender along with hint of nomadic wandering. The song is about someone who’s walking on borrowed land. The plight of a refugee. The displaced. Lost boots sniffing out familiar soil. Dungeness was the last location we filmed at and that place is surreal. If you haven’t been there then you should go. It’s definitely not high Tea and cucumber sandwiches..rather more atomic beach wonderland. The lip sync shots were filmed in my studio. It’s a low budget vid, just the way I like it – DIY, like my records.”