Jane N’ The Jungle – ‘Animal’

We’ve seen a lot about Jane N’ The Jungle over the years and we love their sound; it comes in strong and packs an enormous punch. The Arizona natives have never failed to impress us, and their latest single, ‘Animal’, is no different.

There’s some difference this in the video this time, compared to their previous releases. The darkness that underpins their lyrics is still there, but they’ve chosen this time to shoot the clip in the studio rather than on location. The minimalism is striking and very effective, shot in black and white, the strength of the song – vocals and instrumentals – carrying the clip rather than any other action. The clean white background behind them allows the emphasis to be applied to music rather than diluted by any other distractions.

Additionally, each member of the band is highlighted by a rectangular outline in turn, giving each the chance to shine. It becomes somewhat metaphoric however when the lyrics touch on the topic of addiction, and the video begins to blur, and overlap, as if in an altered state of consciousness. At the end, we see lead singer Jordan White falling to her knees, beaten for now but yet not ultimately defeated.

‘Animal’ was produced by Grammy Award winning producer and engineer Chuck Alkazian, and he has imbued the song with an incredible energy that is at once compelling and distinctive. Jordan’s vocals are crisp and powerful, while the guitar and bass of Brian Dellis and Bryan Dague respectively are phenomenal, coming together in a sound that perfectly blends 90s style power anthems and modern rock.

You can find out more about Jane N’ The Jungle on their official website. Watch the video for ‘Animal’ below.

Jane N' The Jungle - Animal (Official Music Video)

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