Valley Maker Shares new single and video ‘No One Is Missing’



Announces album When The Day Leaves
Out 19th Feb via Frenchkiss Records


Valley Maker (Austin Crane) has announced new album When the Day Leaves released via Frenchkiss Records on 19th February.

Today he shares a taste of the album by way of new single ‘No One Is Missing’ which captures personal reflection, and questions one can ask themselves in isolation.

On the track and accompanying video, Austin says: “The video for ‘No One Is Missing’ was filmed on Edisto Island in South Carolina’s low country 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.” 

When the Day Leaves is an uninterrupted sequence of reflections about the generational limbo of being awed by and worried for this world. The anxiety of uncertainty—always part of life but now seemingly omnipresent—can be vexing, a reality these songs acknowledge. Crane, as he sings at one point, is fully “aligned with my blues.” But these songs also affirm that life is an endless opportunity for renewal, for trying again.



Valley Maker
When The Day Leaves
Out 19th Feb via Frenchkiss Records

1. Branch I Bend
2. No One Is Missing
3. Pinetrees
4. Instrument
5. Mockingbird
6. Aberration
7. Voice Inside The Well
8. On A Revelation
9. Freedom
10. Line Erasing
11. When The Day Leaves