After serving as the touring bassist for Toro y Moi and as longtime friend of the band’s leader Chaz Bundick, Patrick Jeffords has ample experience in the music industry. While his time with Bundick in Toro y Moi came to define his 20s, in 2014 Jeffords began releasing music under his own moniker, Kid Trails. Today, we have the premiere of a new video from the project, a Southern-fried helping of acoustic psychedelia titled “My Own Place.”
“My Own Place” is driven by a strong country-influenced bassline, twangy guitar leads and mesmerizing acoustic guitar strumming. As it opens, the guitar lead is pure honky-tonk, the perfect lead-in to what turns into a catchy little psych-folk number. The vocal harmonies recall pop experts like The Kinks or The Beatles – in fact the verse has strong parallels to latter band’s Revolver standout “I’m Only Sleeping.”
Jeffords had this to say about the new track: “I wrote this song in March 2017, about a week after the last Toro Y Moi tour. My girlfriend and I were having a lot of discussions about what we should do with our lives and if we should move out of the city. It’s kind of a ‘What am I doing with my life? What should I do with my life? What should WE do with OUR lives?’ song.” The video, which was directed by Jeffords himself, expresses that thought by showcasing the musician in and around the Bay Area.
From peaks atop the craggy coast of California’s Bay Area to shots within The City itself, the song’s sentiment is well-expressed in visual form. As Jeffords sings the song’s hooky chorus “Take me far away please somewhere / Peaceful we can stay,” the viewer can get an idea of the exact type of place he is singing about in “My Own Place.”
Kid Trails will be playing a show on December 2nd, with the recently-announced Curls featuring Christopher Owen (ex-Girls).