Alex Jayne / Reveals vivid new single 'Pictures'
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.
‘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”.