Jarrow has just released a new video for his track ‘James Impala’ taken from his debut album 2003 Dream. Spoiler alert – it’s awesome!
The film-clip was created in spare time between university assignments by Dan Oke (aka Jarrow). It is as a hybrid between a lyric video, a personal mission statement and homage to the classic Windows screen-savers of yesteryear.
The video starts with footage of a chimpanzee (named Enos) being launched into space aboard NASA’s Mercury Atlas 5 in 1961. Enos was the first chimpanzee to ever successfully orbit the earth. As Dan says “His trip into the cosmos was only a short one (an hour and a half) but it served as a dress rehearsal for Lt Colonel John Glenn, who would become the first American to orbit the Earth himself on the same Mercury rocket a few months later…”
“I wrote James Impala at a time where I felt a bit like Enos (the chimpanzee) – a vital part of my surroundings, but feeling a lack of importance outside of it.” As for the Windows screensavers, Dan’s explanation is that they exemplify something that is “both historically iconic, and deceptively mundane in the same motion.”
Catch Jarrow at his last October Residency show at The Tote on Thursday 27th October, or more shows in November, check out the details below.
JARROW MELBOURNE SHOWS
Fri 4 Nov @ The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne (ALL AGES) – tix
Thu 17 Nov @ The Curtin, Melbourne (Barely Dressed Fest) – FREE
Fri 25 Nov @ Howler, Melbourne (supporting Tiny Little Houses) – tix