- (PHOTO: Jars of Clay)
Christian band Jars of Clay premiered their video for "Fall Asleep" exclusively on USAToday.com this afternoon, off of their newest album, Inland.
The video was filmed in the Philippines and starred Filipino actress Rhian Ramos.
"When the idea of shooting a music video in the Philippines was offered, we had no idea how amazing the process was going to be," said Jars of Clay's Dan Haseltine in a press release. "We are grateful for Luis and the entire production team for making such a beautiful piece to accompany a beautiful song."
Inland, the band's 11th studio album, was released on Aug. 27.
"These are songs for the ordinary days - when life is weighty and uncertain," said Matthew Odmark of the band. "It is this middle space that we have inhabited over the years. It's where you and I do the gritty work of actually living."
"Inland," the title track, was featured as RollingStone.com's free "Daily Download."
Their first video, "After The Fight," features well-known guitarist Adrian Belew.
"We asked Adrian Belew if he'd come in and work his magic," explained Haseltine. "He produced two songs on our first record, but we were too intimidated to let him play guitar. This time he added his big, wild, twanging guitar sound, the reverse solos and all the other effects he's famous for."
"It took a long time to strip away every voice that wasn't ours to make Inland," he added. "For me, it's always been about a great song. We want to connect with people who love music for music. That's why created our own label (Gray Matters)."
Remaining Tour Dates:
September 17 SEATTLE, WA Puyallup County Fair
September 18 PORTLAND, OR Aladdin Theater
September 20 SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA SLO Brewing Co.
September 21 PALMDALE, CA Palmdale Amphitheatre
September 22 SANTA ANA, CA The Observatory
September 24 MESA, AZ Mesa Arts Center
September 25 ALBUQUERQUE, NM The Lobo Theater
September 27 DALLAS, TX House of Blues, Cambridge Room
October 23 SPRINGFIELD, MO Gillioz Theatre