Jordan Klassen made a video for “No Salesman,” touring
Canadian musician Jordan Klassen recently released his new album Javelin, a nicely layered art pop/folk album that Sufjan Stevens fans may dig. We’re premiering the video for its track “No Salesman,” which is a perfect example of what this album achieves. Here’s what Jordan tells us about the song and video:
“No Salesman” is a song about the tension between loving something, and wanting something more. Directors Dan & Pag (DO Films) highlighted this so well in the video for the song. There’s this sense of longing and waiting in the imagery of water, and it all materializes beautifully and unexpectedly in the conclusion.
The directors add:
Our idea to depict “No salesman” into images is to stage a lyrical interpretation of a love story by a parallel with an actual love story and the relationship that the Icelandic people vow to water. In fact, they actually have an existing bath culture, and the setup of it’s staging is simply breathtaking. Eventually, both stories will merge, as the main characters will mute into actual water creatures, emerging to conceal their both true love, water and their relation.
Check it out below.
Jordan is also touring, including a previously mentioned Brooklyn show on April 6 at Our Wicked Lady (153 Morgan Ave) with Brass Bed and The City and Horses. Tickets for that show are still available. All dates are listed below.
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Jordan Klassen — 2016 Tour Dates
Apr 02 Toronto, ON – Adelaide Hall
Apr 03 Wakefield, QC – Black Sheep Inn
Apr 04 Montreal, QC – Le Divan Orange
Apr 06 New York, NY – Indie Shuffle Showcase at Our Wicked Lady
Apr 12 Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s
Apr 13 Edmonton, AB – The Almanac
Apr 14 Calgary, AB – The Gateway
Apr 27 Vancouver, BC – The Imperial