Oklahoma native Roger Jaeger has established himself as a refreshing and inspiring artist with his knack of blending pop rock music with creative instrumentation. His third album, ‘Start Over’, is a reflection of the knowledge he’s gathered over his personal journey of discovery.
Roger spent time in India, where he fell in love with the sitar, and developed a strong passion for the country, its people, and culture. He’s taken this inspiration and combined it with his more contemporary influences, including One Republic, The Fray to Jimmy Eat World and Gotye. Roger’s fans have lapped it up, as has the music industry: in 2016 alone Roger signed 15 sync licenses with the likes of Discovery, MTV, and NASCAR. He’s not resting on his laurels for 2017 either; he’s hit the road touring ‘Start Over’, with a Texas tour this month, and then on to California.
The video for his track, ‘Elevator’, finds Roger and his band performing on a rooftop in downtown Nashville. It finds inspiration everywhere, from the bright city lights to the secluded enclaves of the coast. The clip opens with a corporate-looking but browbeaten Roger emerging from an elevator and embarking on a personal journey that in the end will change him. Waterfalls, deserts, and the ocean all set the stage for Roger to leave his boring life behind and swim for the future lying ahead of him on the shore:
With the video for ‘Start Over’, the title track of Roger Jaeger’s album, he treats his viewers to his love of the sitar. It’s a wintery clip, with Roger chasing a girl through an abandoned apartment building. It’s not clear whether she’s a real person or just someone in his dreams or memories: nonetheless she serves as a reminder that sometimes things need to be torn down in order to be built up again. Roger performs a sitar solo in the video, which really sets it apart.