VIDEO: Dakota by Mason Jennings

So I am getting pretty excited for Mason Jennings new record The Flood (out Nov. 16th). Yesterday Spinner posted this video for the records first track – and I’m telling you, this is exactly the kind of stuff that first made me fall so hard for Mason. It’s just him and his guitar, his naked strumming the only back-drop for his somewhat surreal balladry, the chorus’s melody lilting somewhere between Nick Drake and an Indian chant. About the video Mason says:

“I actually didn’t even know that we were making a video during the filming of this, which is what I love about it,” Mason Jennings tells Spinner. “My friend Dan just had a bunch of little cameras rolling during the two days we were recording the album ‘The Flood.’ This video was put together afterwards from the footage. The other guy in the video is my friend Sam Farrar. He engineered the album.”

Check it out:

And here’s an old live version of this very song. Enjoy, and don’t forget to grab The Flood on November 16th!

mp3: Mason Jennings – Dakota (Live at The Cave)
live at The Cave (circa 1998)

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