Valley Maker, aka Austin Crane, kicks off 2021 with a new video titled “No One Is Missing,” where he indulges in the timeless and almost mystical isolation in nature. It’s an introspective piece where Crane taps into the ways we connect to another person with everything that has been going on. The raw ambience of the track offers a calm and refreshing sonic breeze:
Speaking of his new video, he noted: “the video for ‘No One Is Missing’ was filmed on Edisto Island in South Carolina’s lowcountry by dustoftheground. It’s a lush, isolated place. The beach where we filmed is only accessible at low tide and is full of dead trees. I felt like that tidal flow, combined with the generally surreal and outside-of-time quality of the landscape, provided a spatial and visual connection with where ‘No One Is Missing’ is coming from as a song. I wrote the track as a way of grappling with the partiality and temporality of how we connect with one another, I guess as an attempt to collect and reflect on recent experiences of loss, love, leaving, returning, missing, etc. On that theme, while recent months of social distancing have often felt isolating, I’m continually grateful for how music and the natural world can remind us we’re not alone.”
The track is from his upcoming album When the Day Leaves, which will be out on February 19th via Frenchkiss Records.