My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James gets weird in his new video for “A New Life”, off his recent solo debut, Regions of Light and Sound of God. What starts out as a dusty, quiet performance in the dark — similar to his recent appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon — quickly turns into something from Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series. Between teleporting doors, Buffalo-headed women, and sprawling, unforeseen deserts, we’re hoping the bearded one finds gunslinger Roland Deschain relatively soon. Or, perhaps James is the next gunslinger and it’s all just a part of ka? Uh, watch the clip below before this gets even dorkier.
In related news, don’t miss our latest cover story, Jim James: Build It Up Strong, in which our own Ben Kaye profiles the songwriter and discusses his roots, his brand of spiritualism, and the influences that laid the groundwork for his recent foray.