Watch Jim James’ new video for “State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)”

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Former cover story and classroom instructor, Jim James (My Morning Jacket), is back today with the new video for “State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)”, the opening track on his solo debut, Regions of Light and Sound of God. Created by Bay Area production company Clean White Lines — whose entry beat out many in a contest held by James — the gloomy visuals follow a character with a TV for a head, as he wanders through a city and interacts with its people. Much like the song itself, it’s a critique on man’s ever-evolving and complicated relationship with technology. Watch it below (via Billboard).

Published on Oct 22, 2013
The official music video for Jim James “State Of The Art (A.E.I.O.U.)” from the album Regions Of Light And Sound Of God.

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Directed by: Clean White Lines
Editor: Staci DeGagne
Director of Photography: Alexander Fletcher
Starring/Producer: Joe Barham
Featuring: Addison Brewer-Hay, TiNka Kalajžić Ines,Dave Malloure, Frances Reyes-Bolinger

Daylight come
Daylight go
How far will it reach
Ain’t nobody know
When the dawn breaks
The cradle will fall
And down come baby
Cradle and all
Now I know you need the dark
Just as much as the sun
But you signin’ on forever
When you ink it in blood

A.E.I.O.U.
E.I.O.U.
A.E.I.O.U.

I used the state of the art
Technology
Supposed to make for better living
Are we better human beings?
We’ve got out wires all crossed
Our tubes are all tied
And I’m straining to remember
Just what it means to be alive
A life worth living
Now you can feel it in your chest
Buildin’ like little birds
Just building up the nest
And you build it up strong
And you fill it up with love
And you pray for good rain
All from the lord above

A.E.I.O.U.
E.I.O.U.
A.E.I.

I sued my state of the art
Tech-nology
Now don’t you forget it
It ain’t using me
Cause when the power’s goes out
I got over me
Cause the power’s goin’ out
I think the power’s goin’ out
I mean it, the power’s goin’ out
I really mean it the powers goin’ out

Category

Music
License

Standard YouTube License