Jaye Bartell has released his new album In a Time of Trouble a Wild Exultation. To celebrate, he has shared the Angel Olsen-assisted video for ‘Give Erin A Compliment (So Kind)’. Watch below!
“’Give Erin a Compliment (So Kind)’ was written as a birthday present for Erin Kennedy” Bartell states. “The title itself comes from a poker chip one of Erin’s friends found that said, “give Erin a compliment” on it. It’s taped to our fridge and reminds me to make known my small daily appreciation among the busyness and anxiety and phone-related disembodiments of life.
The video is a time-lapse of an entire day in my old apartment, with some other clips at the beginning and end, from a period of about three months when I tried to film my entire life with an old VHS camera, and ended up with these Jonas Mekas-type visual diaries.”
Bartell recorded In a Time of Trouble a Wild Exultation with producer/engineer Adam McDaniel at Drop of Sun Studios in West Asheville. There, joined by Angel Olsen, Shane Parish, Michael Libramento, J Seger and Emily Easterly, Ryan Oslance and Noel Thrasher. The album was captured mostly through live performances.
In a Time of Trouble a Wild Exultation finds Bartell working with expanded instrumentation and more sonic colour. A record in the full meaning of the word – of sounds, of friendships new and old, of songs that compel repeated listens and that deepen and grow richer each time.
Stream / purchase In a Time of Trouble a Wild Exultation here.