Produced by Brendan Kane and Jen S?vertson
Directed by Layten Kramer
Appearances by Jasper Smith, Blair Hansen and Aaron Reid
Nowhere to go
Framed with shimmering guitar tones and bright synth layers "Nowhere to Go" lyrically explores holding on to a geographical identity, while being driven by the mysterious pull of love.
This constant battle between wanting to chase a dream away from home and wanting to self-actualize oneself in the place that they know so well is outlined in the active drums and driving chorus guitars.
The back and forth of wanting everything but feeling stuck in place, maybe like when you go back home to visit family or friends you get this frustrated energy from the fear of becoming stuck that makes you want to move a thousand miles away.
The idea of leaving your stamp on a community is a common goal among artists. It's easy to feel overwhelmed with this idea, as paralleled in the chorus lyrics "I don't want to be forgotten, in this forest I call home. But the birch trees keep on growing, and I have nowhere to go"
Earlier this year, Canmore, AB-based singer-songwriter Layten Kramer released his debut album For the Sun. It features a collaboration with Kathryn Calder called "Nowhere to Go," and now that same song has been given the music video treatment.
The track hears Kramer waxing romantic about the notion of "holding on to a geographical identity, while being driven by the mysterious pull of love" — set to the sounds of shimmery guitars and mesmerizing synths.
The accompanying clip features onscreen appearances from Kramer, along with Jasper Smith, Blair Hansen and Aaron Reid, who move in time to the music as green screen footage of beach scenes, aquatic life and some slightly less on-theme situations scroll behind them.
It's a psychedelic trip that adds an extra colourful layer of fun to the song, and you can watch the video for "Nowhere to Go" right now in the player above.