Alex Jayne / Reveals vivid new single 'Pictures'

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Sad-pop surrealist Alex Jayne has released her latest single, ‘Pictures

The London-based songwriter paints peculiarly relatable scenes and encases them in widescreen melancholic soundscapes which reference London Grammar and Lorde. 

Watch the video for ‘Pictures’

Pictures’ is the fourth and final single from a formative year which has seen Alex played on BBC6 Music and acclaimed by The Guardian, Clash and Line of Best Fit. She also featured in BBC Introducing’s ‘Reading & Leeds Hotlist’.

“Pictures is about breaking free from my own attachment to photographs from the past. And how easy it is to be seduced by nostalgia - to ignore the truth behind a rose-tinted lens”, explains Alex. 

The accompanying video shows a girl trapped in a self-invented world of make-believe.

Explaining the inspiration behind the video, director Laurie Barraclough said: “For a song about a relationship that exists only in photographs, shooting the video on celluloid film was a no brainer. Super8 naturally has a very nostalgic feel - as well as a real home movie vibe - qualities that line up perfectly with the themes and lyrics of the song”.